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 Kōichi Zenigata, Gou Ayano as Goemon Ishikawa, Shun Oguri as Lupin, Tetsuji Tamayama as Daisuke Jigen, and Meisa Kuroki as Fujiko Mine.

lupin_large jigen_large goemon_large fujiko_large zenigata_large

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

via ANN

The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

Previous post

First TV commercial for Hercules has arrived

Next post

Zenescope Entertainment announces C2E2 plans

2 Comments

  1. Russ Catt
    April 14, 2014 at 8:48 am — Reply

    I am generally a sucker for all things Lupin.
    Count me in!

  2. UltraMatt
    April 14, 2014 at 5:28 pm — Reply

    Oh man this looks really neat! I have to see it!

You know you have something to say, say it in the comment section