Kazuyosho Kumakiri (Bakugyaku Familia)-directed film will open this summer
Following the 15-second teaser for the upcoming live-action TV drama and film adaptation of the Dias Police ~Ihou Keisatsu~ manga series created by Richard Woo (story) and Shinichi Sugimura (arts), Toei has also posted its 50-second behind-the-scenes clip, revealing the teaser was filmed by the leading actor Shota Matsui himself.
The manga was serialized in Kodansha's Morning from 2006 to 2009, then compiled in 15 tankobon volumes.
30-year-old Shota Matsuda (Hiroshi Tanaka in Afro Tanaka) is cast as the protagonist Kubozaka in both adaptations.
Kazuyoshi Kumakiri (Bakugyaku Familia), Masanori Tominaga (Rolling), Mogi Katsuhito (The Next Generation
-Patlabor- assistant director), and Tetsuya Mariko (Yellow Kid) are attached to direct the 10-episode TV drama
series to premiere on TBS/MBS' "Dramaism" midnight programming block in April. Then Kumakiri directs the
feature film alone for a summer 2016 release.
Manga 1st and 15th tankobon volume covers
via: Movie Natalie