Live-Action Space Bros./Uchū Kyōdai Film to Open May 5

posted on by Egan Loo

This year's 52nd issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine is announcing on Thursday that the live-action film adaptation of Chūya Koyama's Uchū Kyōdai (Space Brothers) manga will open on May 5, 2012.

Shun Oguri (Hana-Kimi, Hana Yori Dango [2005], Fullmetal Alchemist movie [2005]) and Masaki Okada (Hana-Kimi, BokuKimi, Mahō Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto) star as the title characters in this film. The British rock band Coldplay is contributing the song "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" as the theme song.

The story of the film follows two brothers, Mutta (Oguri) and Hibito (Okada), who made a vow as kids to travel to space. The younger brother Hibito did become an astronaut, but not Mutta. However, Mutta's life changes one fateful day.

[Via Manga News]

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