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Live Action Movie of 'Lupin III' Due Summer 2014

by tsubasalover
Nov 26, 2013 11:07 PM | 26 Comments
It has been announced that the live action movie of "Lupin III" will be released in summer 2014. The filming locations include Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.

Staff:
Director: Ryuhei Kitamura
Filming Director: Pedro J. Mrquez
Action Directors: Jae-Won Shim & Gil-Yeong Yang
VFX Supervisor: Seung-Hyun Song

Main Casts:
Arsene Lupin III: Shun Oguri
Daisuke Jigen: Detsuji Tamayama
Goemon Ishikawa XIII: Gou Ayano
Fujiko Mine: Meisa Kuroki

Original Characters/Casts:
Michael Lee: Jerry Yan
Thanayong Wongtrakul
Nick Tate
Kim Jun
Nirut Sirijanya
Yaya Ying

Sources: Nico News, Anime! Anime!, Cinema Today

Story by symbv

Update (January 14, 2014): Lupin III's theme song cannot be used in the live action movie, so Meisa Kuroki might be singing the theme song. (Source).

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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-12-03/friend-of-director/live-action-lupin-iii-film-to-modernize-characters

Yeeeeah I'm turning my back to this film. I mean, Goemon without his sword... just... never mind.

Dec 3, 2013 12:09 PM by morshuwarrior

DarkMorpher said:
Thank god it's not American!!
Shhh, a Hollywood producer could be reading this site and getting ideas. D: Remember we still have that Bleach movie to cry over and the possibly the Kite one too if that's still being made.

Nov 27, 2013 9:51 PM by soulless4now

A tad off topic but is anyone else kinda excited for the Detective Conan vs. Lupin III movie?

Nov 27, 2013 11:53 AM by InvaderSonic

RedgraverSoul said:
morshuwarrior said:
Usually I don't watch these kind of lice action movies, but I'm a big Lupin III fan so I'll probably make an exception.


Try watching the Rurouni Kenshin Live action. You will be surprised.
I've heard good things about that one, will try it sometime :)

Nov 27, 2013 11:27 AM by morshuwarrior

Looks shitty.

Nov 27, 2013 9:47 AM by MajinSaga

OMG! Lupin III has scenes in the Philippines! Oh I gotta watch this!...XD

Nov 27, 2013 8:58 AM by Jaeger07

I really don't usually watch Anime based live-action movies but damn, Meisa Kuroki is so hot :3 I must watch this!!!!!

Nov 27, 2013 8:57 AM by Tengai

DarkMorpher said:
Thank god it's not American!!

LOL

Nov 27, 2013 8:25 AM by Makuro

Thank god it's not American!!

Nov 27, 2013 8:15 AM by ShojoSamurai

Mr_Gutts said:

I also wonder if it's Lupin first live action movie although I doubt it is?
There was one live action Lupin III movie back in 1974 and in the almost 40 years after that there has been no more live action movie on Lupin III.

Nov 27, 2013 8:04 AM by symbv

That one I would like to watch.
I also wonder if it's Lupin first live action movie although I doubt it is?

Nov 27, 2013 8:00 AM by Mr_Gutts

symbv said:
VioLink said:
Wow Meisa Kuroki is hot.
This is her first movie after the birth of her daughter earlier this year (which also necessitated her shotgun marriage with the Jin Akanishi, who had been kicked out of the idol group Kat-tun eariler. So I guess a lot of attention would be focused on her to see whether this means a major comeback for her in the show business.


Thanks for that info. She's really beautiful. I never knew she gave birth.

Nov 27, 2013 6:11 AM by DeAnimation

morshuwarrior said:
Usually I don't watch these kind of lice action movies, but I'm a big Lupin III fan so I'll probably make an exception.

Nov 27, 2013 5:54 AM by Doaj

VioLink said:
Wow Meisa Kuroki is hot.
This is her first movie after the birth of her daughter earlier this year (which also necessitated her shotgun marriage with the Jin Akanishi, who had been kicked out of the idol group Kat-tun eariler. So I guess a lot of attention would be focused on her to see whether this means a major comeback for her in the show business.

Nov 27, 2013 2:20 AM by symbv

morshuwarrior said:
Usually I don't watch these kind of lice action movies, but I'm a big Lupin III fan so I'll probably make an exception.


Try watching the Rurouni Kenshin Live action. You will be surprised.

As for this, yes i am excited. I was like 5 or 6 when have watched this series although i don't remember the story xD

Nov 27, 2013 2:19 AM by RedgraveGilver

IntroverTurtle said:
I want some good heists.

And some sexy scenes of Meisa Kuroki.


Just saw some of her pictures...I second this.

Nov 27, 2013 1:50 AM by Wind_Sr

Usually I don't watch these kind of lice action movies, but I'm a big Lupin III fan so I'll probably make an exception.

Nov 27, 2013 1:48 AM by morshuwarrior

Wow Meisa Kuroki is hot.

Nov 27, 2013 12:46 AM by VioLink

symbv said:
tsubasalover said:

Action Directors: Jae Won Shim & Kiryon Yang*

*I'm not so sure about the spelling of the second action director (cannot find his spelling on google). Those who knows Korean, please correct me.
For the second action director, his name is 양길영 in Korean and in a Korean movie personality database his name is transliterated as Gil-yeong Yang in English: http://movie.daum.net/movieperson/Summary.do?personId=12742

Thank you very much!

Nov 27, 2013 12:19 AM by tsubasalover

I'm REALLY hoping they retain the classic Lupin theme song!
http://youtu.be/jHEP71Wt_I8

Nov 27, 2013 12:06 AM by bakaboy

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