ANIME: Live-Action LUPIN III Film Gets Release Date, Cast Photo Revealed

The live-action Lupin III movie gets a release date and a new set photo of the cast and crew is revealed. Continue on to see which actors were snapped and when the film will be released. Check out our anime section for all the latest kaiju, mecha and shonen news.

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By Mark Julian - 12/16/2013
The live-action Lupin the Third movie will be released on August 30, 2014 in Japan. Below, you can see a set photo from filming in Chendai, China that contains Lupin actor Shun Oguri and Fujiko actress Shun Oguri. Filming began last October.

Lupin III live-action cast crew photo


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Live-action Lupin the Third movie



Lupin III (ルパン三世 Rupan Sansei), is a 1967 Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Monkey Punch (Katō Kazuhiko) that follows the incredible feats and adventures of Arsène Lupin III, the grandson of Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief of Maurice Leblanc's series which is often described as a French counterpart to Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes. Considered the world's greatest thief, Lupin III, travels the globe, stealing priceless objects and announcing his intentions via calling card before pulling off the heist. Joining him are expert marksman and Lupin right-hand man right-hand man Daisuke Jige, master swordsman Goemon Ishikawa XIII who is said to possess a sword and skills that can cut anything and femme fatale Fujiko Mine, fellow thief and Lupin love interest. Pursuing them across the globe is Inspector Koichi Zenigata, who has made it his life mission to catch the master thief.

Shun Oguri will play the lead role of Lupin. Tetsuji Tamayama (Casshern) will play the pistol- wielding Daisuke Jigen, while Gou Ayano (Rurouni Kenshin) is playing the skilled swordsman Goemon Ishikawa. The seductive temptress and Lupin love-interest Fujiko Mine will be played by Meisa Kuroki (Crow Zero II). Actor Tadanobu Asano, last seen in Thor: The Dark World as Hogun the Grim, is playing Detective Kōichi Zenigata.Ryūhei Kitamura (Godzilla: Final Wars) is directing from a script written by Mataichirō Yamamoto (Crows Zero). Rounding out the cast are Jerry Yan (Meteor Garden) who is playing an original character named Michael Lee, a character described as an adversarial rival of Lupin's. Also starring are South Korean singer Kim Joon and Thailand actor Thanayong Wongtrakul (The Man from Nowhere). Filming is taking place in Japan and Thailand. The film will be released Summer 2014.
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Pox - 12/16/2013, 3:32 AM
I'm a little confused...why isn't there a white guy playing Lupin? lol

oh...and first
BennyFromTheBronx - 12/16/2013, 3:34 AM
These movies are terrible .
MarkJulian - 12/16/2013, 3:44 AM
@theShocker
NYCGEEK - 12/16/2013, 4:48 AM
Shun Ouguri plays Lupin & Fujiko? Interesting. :p
Priest - 12/16/2013, 6:37 AM
@ Pox,

The same reason we get white samurai in Hollywood films.
AverageDrafter - 12/16/2013, 7:16 AM
I'm assuming Fujiko's boobs will be cgi?
AGoodHonestMan - 12/16/2013, 7:36 AM
@ Priest

Lol! Beat me to it!
Omegacron - 12/16/2013, 9:04 AM
Well, dang - until I read the text I thought the tall skinny guy with the beard up front was playing Lupin... and I liked that.
DurtyTalynt - 12/16/2013, 5:42 PM
Oh yes cant wait. Anyone know if this will played in the states?
Darth258 - 12/17/2013, 2:42 AM
I hope they don't change Goemon much for the sake of modernize it. And Lupin needs indeed sideburns.

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