It was finally announced that live-action movie adaptation of Monkey Punch’s adventure comedy manga/anime series Lupin III is set to release summer of 2014.
Additional cast members were also announced including earlier reported Taiwanese actor/singer Jerry Yan and Hana Yori Dango star Shun Oguri.
Jpop Asia reported last week that Oguri will be portraying the titular role Arsene Lupin III while Yan will be portraying Lupin’s rival in the movie.
Arashi’s Sho Sakurai and actor Satoshi Tsumabuki who were reported by Tokyo Sports newspaper last June to play Daisuke Jigen and Goemon Ishikawa, respectively, were replaced.
Director: Ryuhei Kitamura
Filming Director: Pedro J. Mrquez
Action Directors: Jae-Won Shim & Gil-Yeong Yang
VFX Supervisor: Seung-Hyun Song
Shun Oguri as Arsene Lupin III
Detsuji Tamayama as Daisuke Jigen
Gou Ayano as Goemon Ishikawa XIII
Meisa Kuroki as Fujiko Mine
Tadanobu Asano as Inspector Koichi Zenigata
Jerry Yan as Lupin’s rival Michael Lee
The movie began filming last October 3, 2013 and expected to finish late next month. There will be scenes from various locations in Asia such as Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore & Philippines.