Yup, you read that right! There will be a Lupin III live action film.
According to Anime News Network, Tokyo Sports reported that there will be a new adaptation of the popular manga by Monkey Punch scheduled for a release next March. Playing the lead role of Arsène Lupin III will be Oguri Shun, Sakura Sho as Daisuke Jigen and Tsumabuki Satoshi will be Goemon Ishikawa.
Based on pictures on the right, they obviously don't look anything like the character they will be playing so I'm kinda curious on how they will pull this off. I also can't wait to see how Sho will look like with a beard. Haha.
If you're wondering who's gonna play Lupin's love interest Fujiko, apparently they're still looking for the perfect actress to play the role. The possible candidates are the following: Mirei Kiritani, Masami Nagasawa, Anne Watanabe, Airi Taira, Kyoko Fukada, Asami Mizukawa, Tsubasa Honda, Kiko Mizuhara, and Kou Shibasaki.
I'm happy with the casting because they're all familiar to me! Though I can't believe there will be a new movie for Sho. Don't get me wrong, I love him but among the 5 members of Arashi, he's the one with the least acting skills.
But anyway, I'm definitely excited for this movie. I love Lupin III. Well, the anime because I wasn't able to read the manga. I hope this one will turn out really good.