Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Movie Adds Yuu Aoi, Munetaka Aoki

Also: Taketo Tanaka (Yahiko Myōjin) joins Takeru Satoh (Kenshin), Emi Takei (Kaoru)

This year's 39th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Yuu Aoi (pictured right), Munetaka Aoki (pictured below), and Taketo Tanaka have joined next year's live-action film adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin samurai manga. Aoi (Hana and AliceHoney and Clover) will play Megumi Takani, while Aoki (The Last Message Umizaru, live-action The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) will play Sanosuke Sagara. 11-year-old Tanaka will take on the role of Yahiko Myōjin.
22-year-old actor Takeru Sato (Kamen Rider Den-O, RookiesBeck, Ryōmaden) has already been cast as the title samurai himself, and 17-year-old actress Emi Takei will play the heroine Kaoru Kamiya. Keishi Ōtomo will direct Satoh, Aoi, and Aoki on this new film, just as he did in last year's NHK historical television series RyōmadenWarner Brothers Pictures Japan is producing the film, and filming began last month.
[Via ANN & Manga News]

Hollywood Shows Interest in re-making “Nintama” Live Action Movie?

It’s been reported that the film “Nintama Rantaro“, which starred child actor Kato Seishiro, is in talks of receiving a Hollywood remake!
Written by Amako Soubee, the original manga was first serialized 25 years ago and it’s been 18 years since NHK started its broadcast of the anime series. The recent live-action film adaptation has been receiving screening offers from 70 countries all over the world. Hollywood has also been showing interest in re-making the movie, and negotiations are currently underway.
Hearing this piece of news, Kato showed his anticipation by saying, “To have Japan’s Nintama become the world’s Nintama — it’s like a dream!
The film was presented at the New York Asian Film Festival, which was held from July 1st to the 14th. A report on “Nintama Rantaro” was published on a variety magazine by a Wall Street journalist, which drew interest from Hollywood. The movie was released on August 23rd, and officials have been receiving nonstop inquiries from other countries.
Regarding the possibilities of the Hollywood remake, director Miike commented, “It came, just as I thought. The charm of ‘Hagumi’ is that it lies with the world’s standards. If possible, I want them to leave the poop jokes.

Source: tokyohive, Oricon
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