Newly released online are these images for the upcoming live action adaptation of Monkey Punch’s beloved series, Lupin III. Starring Oguri Shun as the eponymous Lupin, Meisa Kuroki as Fujiko Mine, Go Ayano as Goemon, Tetsuji Tamayama as Jigen, and Tadanobu Asano as Inspector Zenigata, the film sees genre veteran Ryuhei Kitamura in the director’s chair. Lupin III has enjoyed lasting popularity in both animated television series, films, and specials. Not the first adaptation for live action, Lupin III was previously adapted in 1974 with the title, Lupin III Strange Psychokinetic Strategy. Look for this big budget tentpole release to hit Japanese cinemas at the end of August this year.
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