"TouSpo initially reported that Erika Sawajiri will be playing Fujiko Mine, and that Satoshi Tsumabuki and Norika Fujiwara will also be in the movie. But after numerous revisions with the planning and casting, it seems that they were finally able to start filming in Thailand this month. There's no changing the fact that Oguri will be playing the lead, but the bigger shock here is that Sakurai will only be playing second fiddle to him. This is an irregularity, as it is hard to imagine anyone from Arashi not playing the lead role in a movie." - (executive at a production company)
True, it's not far-fetched that fans will cause an uproar if a member of Japan's national idol group will only settle for a supporting role.
"But Sakurai is a huge fan of the Lupin series, and he was overjoyed by the offer. Even Jun Matsumoto said, 'I also want to be a part of this, even just a cameo'. These personalities probably already consider it an honor to be part of such a well-loved franchise." - (same executive)
But up to now, there has been still no official word that the live action adaptation of Lupin is indeed underway. A portion of the media has been reporting its authenticity because of the following reason:
"It appears that it's already being treated as 'official news' in Thailand. There has never been any official announcement in Japan about this project, but even Thai actress Yayaying uploaded a portion of the script on SNS and announced that she 'will be starring alongside the Japanese idol, Sho Sakurai' to her fan club. Even the producers seem troubled by these actions that have violated their confidentiality." - (showbiz pro representative)
And according to the executive above, "As for the other cast members, there's Taichi Saotomoe, who will be playing Goemon Ishikawa, and the candidates for Fujiko Mine are Masami Nagasawa and Kyoko Fukada. They still have not finalized yet who will be playing Fujiko despite starting filming, and it seems that things haven't been smooth sailing for them at all". The movie is reportedly set for a Spring 2014 release, as we all await an official announcement.
(Related post about Lupin III HERE)
(Related post about Lupin III HERE)
- 無理して作るなよｗThen don't force yourselves into making something like this w
- これは大コケするだろうなThis'll probably be a huge flop
- フジのかくし芸復活したのかSo Fuji's back to their hiding schemes, huh
- 次元が桜井？冗談だろ？Sakurai as Jigen? Is this some sort of joke?
- 地雷すなあ・・This looks like a landmine...
- キャスト見ても糞映画確定だからどうせなら不二子に剛力使って最低を極めてほしいIt's guaranteed to be a crappy movie already, so I hope they make Gouriki play Fujiko and go for an all-time low.
- ルパンはジローラモあたりにしとけよThey should cast someone like Girolamo as Lupin
- まだドロンジョのイメージ残ってるけど深キョンでいいやんFukakyon still has the image of Doronjo attached to her, but I'm with her
- コントだろこの配役This casting feels like it'll turn into a comedic skit or something
- 意味がわからん学芸会レベルの配役だな人気のある〇〇くんが主役ね～ってレベルI don't get it.
The casting feels like that of a school play, and they're just using popular names to build it up.
- 不二子は藤原ノリカそう思ってたいた時期がｒｙFujiko = Norika Fujiwara
There was a time when I used to think that.
- 櫻井ｷｭﾝはヤッターマンで懲りなかったのかSo Sakurai-kyun still hasn't had enough with Yatterman?
- 櫻井って次元とは真逆のとっちゃん坊やじゃないかBut Sakurai's like a child trapped in a man's body, totally the opposite of Jigen!
- どうせ銭形は香川照之なんだろAnd Teruyuki Kagawa will be playing Zenigata, right?
So the rumors about Oguri playing the lead for a Lupin movie were true?
- 変態仮面実写化しようつったもの小栗らしいなI heard that even Oguri proposed the idea of making a live action adaptation of Hentai Kamen
- 綾野は五右衛門でもいけるAyano can play the part of Goemon
- 全員綾野剛でいいよもうJust make Gou Ayano play all the parts already, sheesh
- ルパン→堺雅人次元→渡部篤郎五右衛門→内野聖陽ならみてもいいIf it was
Then I would watch it.
- 早乙女太一ってDV野郎か無茶苦茶だなTaichi Saotome is that DV guy, right?
This is pretty crazy.
- 小栗がルパンやっちゃうと身長合わせるの大変だねチビの次元なんてやだなあIf Oguri's Lupin then it would be pretty hard to match up to his height.
I don't want a shorty Jigen.
- ルパン 小栗旬次元 松田翔太五右衛門 松本潤不二子 阿部力Lupin - Shun Oguri
Jigen - Shota Matsuda
Goemon - Jun Matsumoto
Fujiko - Tsuyoshi Abe
- ハクション大魔王をデブでもない関ジャニの村上にやらせるくらいだからジャニなんてのは原作が有名であれば何でもいいんだろ事務所の論理で有名原作に押し込むだけJohnny's even made that skinny Murakami play Hakushon Daimao, they just make all of their talents play these roles as long as the original story's popular.
(Related post HERE)
That's the logic of the agency, they just force these talents into popular projects.
- たぶんこじはるとか篠田がぶっこまれそうI get the feeling that KojiHaru or Shinoda will be forced into these roles
- るろうに剣心まともだったな・・・・・アクションで色々ごまかせたがRurouni Kenshin was pretty decent.....
But they were able to make up for a lot of things with the action.
- 黒木メイサが有力らしいI heard that Meisa Kuroki's the leading candidate
- あーまあ黒木メイサは悪女はイメージだもんなあAhh, well, Meisa Kuroki does have this evil image attached to her
- 監督は三池崇史And the director is Takashi Miike
- どーせまた大コケするんだろIt'll probably be another flop
- はいHere you go
- ガッチャマンで大コケしたのに懲りないねｗｗｗThey just flopped with Gatchaman yet it seems they haven't learned their lessons, huh www
- 30位でチームルパンがやれそうな俳優いないもんな松田弟・加瀬・綾野・藤原竜也このあたりで何とかするしかないIt doesn't seem like there are any actors in their 30s who can play team Lupin.
They should just let the younger Matsuda brother, Kase, Ayano, or Tatsuya Fujiwara do something about this.
- 童顔の次元て…ｗハーフの鬼太郎とか挙げたらキリがないけどネームバリューのある作品でなんで話題優先すんの？A baby-faced Jigen... w
There have been too many miscasts in the past, like a halfie Kitaro... But really, why do they have to create a stir out of projects like this that already has name value?
- 演技力どうこうじゃなく日本のアイドル俳優はとにかく見た目が幼くておかげで絵が幼稚になるIt's not about the acting skills.
It's because Japan's idols all look so young so the overall feel looks childish.
- こんな童顔の次元とかギャグだろThey must be going for laughs if this baby-face is Jigen
- 早乙女五右衛門はアリだけどルパンが小栗の時点でもうI think Saotome as Goemon is a pretty good choice, but the moment Oguri plays Lupin then it's already...
- 小栗って花男がピークだったよなOguri peaked at HanaDan, right?
- 不二子は思い切って白人とかにしちゃえばいいよ何なら日本語しゃべれなくてもいいWhy not make a white person play Fujiko?
She doesn't even have to speak Japanese.
- これはないよｗルパン三世と別物だねNo way w
This shouldn't even be considered as Lupin III
- 桜井は違うだろｗSakurai's the wrong choice here
- http://imgcc.naver.jp/kaze/mission/USER/20131028/32/3085722/39/512x288xc7d9ca48cfc608d54e7ffe81.jpg最近のサクラップHow Sakurap looks like recently
- 髭と渋い声が魅力だろハゲナヨナヨ桜井とかねえよBut Jigen's appeal lies in his beard and low voice.
No way it should be this frail Sakurai.
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