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The Promised Neverland Has Live-Action Film on the Way

the promised neverland

The next manga and anime series up for a live-action film is none other than writer Kaiu Shirai and artist Posuka Demizu’s The Promised Neverland, which has been running in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump since August 2016. It previously received an anime adaptation, for which a second season is currently in the works, and now the live-action film is planned for a winter 2020 release.

The live-action The Promised Neverland is being directed by Erased‘s Yuichiro Hirakawa, with a screenplay by Erased movie writer Noriko Goto. The kids in the story have been aged up to 16, and 19-year-old Minami Hamabe (Yumeko Jabami in the live-action Kakegurui drama) has been cast in the lead role of Emma.

Joining Hamabe is 13-year-old Kairi Jo as Ray and 17-year-old Rihito Itagaki as Norman. See how they look in costume in the visual above.

As for how deep into the original manga’s story the film will go, we’ll have to wait and see what they have planned.

Source: Official Twitter

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