After revealing actor Kento Yamazaki in costume as Josuke Higashikata, the official live-action Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure movie website has now unveiled two more cast members in costume. The actors revealed in costume are:
Masaki Okada as Keichou Nijimura
Mackenyu as Okuyasu Nijimura
While Yamazaki’s role of Josuke is considered the fourth Jojo, the third Jojo, Jotaro Kujo, is being played by live-action Rurouni Kenshin’s Yusuke Iseya. The live-action film will be adapting part 4 of the long-running series. The movie will be making its premiere on August 8, 2017.
The film will be directed by Takashi Miike (Crows Zero, Live-action Terraformars) and will be a co-production between Warner Brothers and TOHO. It aims to cover the entire fourth part, which follows the adventures of Jousuke, with Jotaro acting as his mentor. Because Part 4 is actually quite long, TBS producer Takashi Hirano has said that they are looking into making sequels for the film to fit the entire story of part 4.
Filming was done in the Spanish town of Sitges, though they did admit that they already knew that the original manga was set in Japan. They decided to adapt Part 4 because it featured a Japanese protagonist, therefore eliminating the “Racelift” allegations.
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