After a domain name was registered to Warner Brothers, it seems that it’s finally official, as we are really having a live-action Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure movie! However, unlike the rumors have claimed, it won’t be adapting Part 3, Stardust Crusaders, but part 4, which is Diamond is Unbreakable.
As featured in the video, Kento Yamazaki will be playing the4th Jojo, Jousuke Higashikata, with Yusuke Iseya playing the 3rd Jojo, Jotaro Kujo. The film is officially titled JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond wa Kudakenai Dai-Ichi-Shō (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I).
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 will be 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.
Don’t miss a single update from SGCafe! Follow us on Twitter: @SGCafe
Source: Comic Natalie
Jojo"s Bozarre Adventure live-action movie officially happening