Live-action Lupin III images appear

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I had heard there was a live action Lupin III movie in the works beyond the fan made trailer from a few years ago. Today, I stumbled across the official images of the characters, and it looks like Monkey Punch Studios has it spot on.

This is the first live-action adaptation of the character in 40 years (the last was 19674′s Lupin III: Strange Psycho-Kinetic Strategy), and it will be interesting to see how audiences respond to the story and cast.

Lupin III and his gang will infiltrate the high security of the Ark of Navarone, a gigantic fortress-like safe, to lay claim to the Crimson Heart of Cleopatra within. It is said that whoever possesses this treasure shall “unite the world.”

Lupin III stars Tadanobu Asano (Thor: The Dark World) as Detective KĊichi Zenigata, Gou Ayano as Goemon Ishikawa, Shun Oguri as Lupin, Tetsuji Tamayama as Daisuke Jigen, and Meisa Kuroki as Fujiko Mine.

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Lupin III is expected to arrive in theaters (overseas) this summer.

via ANN