Encore Films Opens Live-Action The Promised Neverland Film in Singapore on December 18
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Encore Films announced last Friday that it will open the live-action film of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland manga in Singapore on December 18, the same date as the Japanese opening.
19-year-old actress Minami Hamabe (live-action anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day special's Menma, live-action Saki film's title role, Hello World film's Ruri Ichigyō) is starring in the film as Emma. 13-year-old Jyo Kairi (live-action My Little Monster and Erased) and 17-year-old Rihito Itagaki (Show By Rock!! stage musical) are playing Ray and Norman, respectively.
Yūichirō Hirakawa (live-action ERASED film, live-action Rookies series) is directing the film. Noriko Gotou is penning the film's script. Hirakawa and Gotou worked together on the live-action Erased film.
Actress Keiko Kitagawa (right in image below, live-action Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon's Sailor Mars, Paradise Kiss) will play Isabella ("Mama"), while comedian Naomi Watanabe (left, live-action KANNAsa-n!'s Kanna Suzuki) will play Krone.
Shirai and Demizu launched The Promised Neverland manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in August 2016, and ended it on June 15.
An anime adaptation premiered in January 2019. Aniplus-Asia aired a simulcast of the anime in Southeast Asia.
A second season of the anime was scheduled to premiere in October, but is delayed to January 2021 due to the effect of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the production.
Entertainment news websites reported in June that Amazon is developing a separate, English-language live-action series adaptation of the manga.