The live-action adaptation puts itself on the menu of Japanese theaters next winter
Directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa – who brought the live-action Erased film to the big screen – the upcoming THE PROMISED NEVERLAND live-action film was announced during Toho’s Conference on December 12 that the film will be released in December 2020.
The live-action film stars Minami Hamabe as Emma, who is a huge fan of the original manga series. She said previously that “because I love it, I felt the difficulty of adapting it into a live-action film. To make many people enjoy, we have been working on this film while facing various challenges sincerely. Some scenes are still unfinished, and I will do my best until the end."
Alongside Hamabe is Kairi Jo as Ray and Rihito Itagaki as Norman. Itagaki mentioned together they’ll “will definitely make the prison break successful.”
Yuichiro Hirakawa directs The Promised Neverland film with his writing partner, Noriko Goto, penning the script. They also worked together on Erased. The film releases into Japanese theaters in December 2020, with no exact date announced as of yet.
You can watch the TV anime adaptation of THE PROMISED NEVERLAND on Crunchyroll!
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.