Lupin III Creator Monkey Punch Draws Live-Action Cast for Upcoming Film

posted on by Kyle Cardine
Live-action film set to open on August 30

In collaboration with the upcoming live-action adaptation of Lupin III, series creator Monkey Punch provided an illustration of the live-action cast in the Lupin III anime style.

The movie stars Shun Oguri as Lupin, Meisa Kuroki as Fujiko Mine, Tetsuji Tamayama as Daisuke Jigen, Gou Ayano as Goemon Ishikawa, and Tadanobu Asano as Detective Kōichi Zenigata. Ryuhei Kitamura is directing the film, and Mataichirō Yamamoto is writing the script.

The story will follow Lupin and his partners in crime before they became a gang. They will infiltrate the high security of the Ark of Navarone, a gigantic fortress-like safe, to lay claim to the Crimson Heart of Cleopatra within. It is said that whoever possesses this treasure shall "unite the world."

The first live-action adaptation of Lupin III in four decades will open on August 30. The movie began filming on October 3 and finished principal photography on December 26. The production shot in Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Philippines.

[Via Cinema Today]

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