Another big time, live action adaptation gathering steam is Takeshi Mike’s Terra Formars. Based on sci-fi action/satire manga by Yu Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana which also turned into an anime series last year, the plan was first leaked to the public in February that Mike Takeshi will be directing and now the latest development is they found the main star for the movie.
Hideaki Ito will be playing Shokichi Komachi, the main protagonist, as the actor is a long time collaborator with the director for movies like Sukiyaki Western Django and Lesson of the Evil. The latest work they did together was the 2014 horror flick, Over Your Dead Body or Kuime.
The 39 years old actor’s response when he was asked as to why he took up the role, “At first, the idea of ‘going to Mars’ was just too much, and for a moment I thought about turning it down. But since Miike is directing, and also because the original work is interesting, I really wanted to do it” he continues, “Mike does filming from morning to night, with no time to sleep. He’s an uncompromising director, and thinking about having that kind of schedule again…Honestly, I hate it,” he said with a laugh, “but I’m really looking forward to it.”
The movie will start filming soon this month and expects to be crawling into the cinemas in 2016.
Source, images: 2016 Terra Formars Movie Production Committee (press release)
Images (C) Yu Sasuga, Kenichi Tachibana/Shueisha (C) 2016 Terra Formars Movie Production Committee
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