Kento Yamazaki will be starring as the fourth Jojo, Jousuke Higashikata, in the live-action movie adaptation of part 4 of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. Now, he finally takes center stage, as the official Jojo movie YouTube channel has started streaming the movie’s brand new teaser trailer:
The video teases several Jojo characters, including the third Jojo, Jotaro Kujo, played by Yuseke Iseya. It also teases the movie’s setting, Morioh City, which in real life is the Spanish town of Sitges. They also revealed a new poster visual featuring Yamazaki as Jousuke.
Kento Yamazaki was previously revealed in costume as Josuke Higashikata, the 4th Jojo and main character of the movie. The live-action film will be adapting part 4 of the long-running series, and 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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