Sadly, the pose is weak in this first trailer.
Earlier today, the official JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable live-action film’s website updated with a new promotional video. The 30-second trailer offers a first look at the film in action, with particular focus given to Kento Yamazaki’s portrayal of Josuke Higashikata.
The tagline reads “The time to use the power, Stand, has finally arrived.”
A new poster visual was also revealed, which you can check out below:
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable will hit Japanese theaters on August 4. Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Ace Attorney) was tapped to direct the project.
The confirmed cast includes:
- Josuke Higashikata: Kento Yamazaki
- Koichi Hirose: Ryunosuke Kamiki
- Yukako Yamagishi: Nana Komatsu
- Keicho Nijimura: Masaki Okada
- Okuyasu Nijimura: Mackenyu
- Anjuro Katagiri: Takayuki Yamada
- Jotaro Kujo: Yusuke Iseya
- Tomoko Higashikata: Alisa Mizuki
- Ryohei Higashikata: Jun Kunimura
Filming on the project just wrapped in in Sitges, Spain, and is now shooting in Japan. Though the manga’s city of Morioh is based on the city of Sendai, Miike noted that he launched the project by scouting for locations on a global scale. In his search, Miike came across Sitges, and decided that it fits the fictional city.
In December, the film’s official YouTube channel updated with a 15-second teaser. The trailer introduced the film’s major cast members.
According TBS producer Takashi Hirano, the team is looking into potential sequels. He noted that the arc is long, and won’t fit into the planned two hour run time. Hirano also revealed that team to adapt the Diamond is Unbreakable arc because it features a Japanese lead in a distinctly Japanese setting.
The producer added that the original Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure manga is popualr across the globe, and that the other arcs feature non-Japanese protagonists. He feels that the manga’s cosmopolitan nature offers a chance to place Japanese cinema on a global stage. Hirano’s not sure how long this would take, but he feels that he and Miike share the same vision.
Several visuals for the film, which feature the cast members in costume, have been released. You can check these out below:
Source: Twitter (jojomovie_jp) (Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the tip!)