First Live-Action LUPIN III Trailer

We've seen official images and even seen some snippets of official footage but we now have our first official live-action Lupin III trailer. The film is directed by Ryūhei Kitamura and stars Shun Oguri as Lupin.

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By Mark Julian - 4/26/2014

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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 in Japan on August 30th.
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Nomis - 4/26/2014, 12:42 PM
What's this now? I'm not too familar with it.

So there was a Lupin I and II?
MarvelMainEvent - 4/26/2014, 12:51 PM
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. Not a bad premise.
SonOfStarKiller - 4/26/2014, 1:00 PM
Being a fan of Lupin I have to say... this movie looks pretty awesome!
KIDDSOUL - 4/26/2014, 1:05 PM
That japanese Jazz Funk theme music from the classic cartoon was always catchy to me.
Ineedrevelation - 4/26/2014, 1:13 PM
That's pretty dope!

I gotta say Asian film is really coming up in comparison to Hollywood lately.
arsonjack - 4/26/2014, 1:14 PM
COOL Trailer
Sephiroth - 4/26/2014, 1:15 PM
I use to watch this anime and the trailer looks faithful to the source material, I def wanna check this out.
Desrow - 4/26/2014, 1:17 PM
Yes, awesome!
Dandy - 4/26/2014, 1:19 PM
Ain't never going to top Castle of Cagliostro, but hopefully it's good.
revjordan - 4/26/2014, 1:26 PM
Looks cool. Loved the anime when I was younger. Funny though, watching this trailer made me realize I always thought of Lupin as some swarthy Italian guy.
McBride - 4/26/2014, 1:35 PM
Those tight pants...
diagnostic - 4/26/2014, 2:22 PM
I have never seen a Lupin Episode, but I feel compelled to see this.
RynerLute - 4/26/2014, 2:28 PM
I'm probably one of the biggest Lupin the 3rd fans irl, and I have to say that this is shaping up to be a great adaptation of the epic series I grew up watching on Toonami and Adult Swim. And I'm glad to see they aren't shying away from Goemon's Smaurainess, despite some concerning comments made earlier by someone close to the production.

This effort is certainly way better compared to it's predecessor from the 70's they currently have streaming on Youtube.

I think the Ruroni Kenshin live action has shown Japan just what you can do if you stick to the Source material.

Now lets hope they actually adapt Hiroshi Takashi's Crows or Worst manga series for live action someday, and I don't mean more Crows Zero prequels.
konoyaro - 4/26/2014, 4:10 PM
everybody looking pretty good except for fujiko.
sad that this came so late because to me the perfect fujiko always was a young fujiwara norika.
that woman was a real japanese bombshell when she was younger.
McGee - 4/26/2014, 4:47 PM
You can tell this movie isn't finished because they haven't CGI her boobs in.
DurtyTalynt - 4/26/2014, 10:42 PM
@Dandy

I agree.
Demongod20 - 4/26/2014, 10:43 PM
@ Nomis

The character is Lupin III in the same way that JFK jr is a jr. His grand father was Lupin. His father was Lupin the Second and he is Lupin the Third. I used to love watching that anime on classic cartoon network Adult Swim.
konoyaro - 4/27/2014, 1:14 AM
@ryner

kuroki meisa is hot a hell too though!!!
and she sings aswell!

i just think norika had a more adult sexiness even when she was younger.
meisa looks like a girl dressed up as fujiko.
still is not a bad choice at all.

RaleighAntrobus - 4/27/2014, 9:51 AM
Excited for this. Japan needs to do more anime adaptations, including an Akira and possibly a Cowboy Bebop film.

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