Live-Action Space Bros./Uchū Kyōdai Film Teaser Posted
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the live-action adaptation of Chūya Koyama's Uchū Kyōdai (Space Brothers) manga began streaming a 33-second teaser trailer for the film on Wednesday. The film features the theme song "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" by the British rock band Coldplay. The film is scheduled to open in Japan on May 5, 2012.
Shun Oguri (Hana-Kimi, Hana Yori Dango , Fullmetal Alchemist movie ) and Masaki Okada (Hana-Kimi, BokuKimi, Mahō Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto) star as the title characters in this film.
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.
Koyama's Uchū Kyōdai manga will also receive a television anime adaptation starting in April 2012.