Rumors have been buzzing about lately regarding a live-action JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure film, and they were confirmed during a joint press conference held by Toho and Warner Brothers Japan. More specifically, films are in the works to adapt the fourth arc of Hirohiko Araki’s series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, which is currently on TV in the form of David Production’s anime adaptation.
The live-action take on JoJo’s will be directed by none other than Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer, Yatterman), who has plenty of incredible work under his belt, even if his previous adaptation of Terra Formars performed poorly both critically and commercially.
The first part is currently planned for a summer 2017 premiere.
So far the cast includes:
CHARACTER – ACTOR
Josuke Higashikata – Kento Yamazaki (Yuuki Hase in One Week Friends)
Jotaro Kujo – Yusuke Iseya (Aoshi Shinomori in Rurouni Kenshin)
Koichi Hirose – Ryunosuke Kamiki (Akito Takagi in Bakuman.)
Okuyasu Nijimura – Mackenyu (Arata Wataya in Chihayafuru)
Keicho Nijimura – Masaki Okada (Hibito Nanba in Space Brothers)
Yukako Yamagishi – Nana Komatsu (Miho Azuki in Bakuman.)
Anjuro Katagiri/Angelo – Takayuki Yamada (Hideyoshi Hashiba in Nobunaga Concerto)
Tomoko Higashikata – Arisa Mizuki (Reiko Kudo in Reiko, the Psyche Resurrected)
Ryohei Higashikata – Jun Kunimura (Kubal in Attack on Titan)
— コミックナタリー (@comic_natalie) September 28, 2016
— シネマトゥデイ (@cinematoday) September 28, 2016