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.
Entertainment news websites reported in June that Amazon is developing a separate, English-language live-action series adaptation of the manga.
Source: Encore Films' Facebook page