Live-Action Lupin III Film's TV Spot is Stolen by Bikini-Clad Girls
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
A new television commercial for the upcoming live-action Lupin III film began airing in Japan this week.
Shun Oguri: This summer is...?
Text: *This is a commercial for the Lupin III movie.
Lupin: What? Oh my? Could it be that my commercial was stolen?
Girls: Lupin III!
Lupin: Oh come on girls, that's low...
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 movie stars (from left to right in the images above) Tadanobu Asano as Detective Kōichi Zenigata, Gou Ayano as Goemon Ishikawa, Shun Oguri as Lupin, Tetsuji Tamayama as Daisuke Jigen, and Meisa Kuroki as Fujiko Mine. An original character, Lupin's nemesis Michael Lee, will be played by Jerry Yan (Meteor Garden) of the popular Taiwanese group F4. Other cast members include South Korean actor Kim Joon (South Korean Hana Yori Dango) and Thai actor Thanayong Wongtrakul (The Man from Nowhere).
The first live-action adaptation of Lupin III in four decades will open on August 30. The movie began filming last October and finished principal photography on December 26. The production shot in Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Philippines.
The film is now in the middle of the final steps of editing, and the staff aims to complete post production and the film itself at the end of June. Ryuhei Kitamura (Azumi) is directing the film, and Mataichirō Yamamoto wrote the script.