According to Variety, Warner Bros. and Toho are joining forces on a live-action JoJo movie, based on the long-running manga comic by Hirohiko Araki. Titled JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (“Jojo no Kimyo na Boken”), the film will be directed by genre legend Takashi Miike, best known in America for splatter epics like Audition and Ichi the Killer, but who has also directed kids movies like The Great Yokai War.
The comic, which has sold close to 90 million copies in 117 paperback editions, will be the basis of the film, specifically the 4th issue titled “Diamond Is Unbreakable.” It will follow the Joestar family as they use their various powers to defeat supernatural foes.
According to Anime News Network, the cast will consist of Kento Yamazaki (Death Note) as Jōsuke Higashikata, Ryunosuke Kamiki (Howl’s Moving Castle) as Kōichi Hirose, Nana Komatsu (Bakuman) as Yukako Yamagishi, Masaki Okada (Space Brothers) as Keichō Nijimura, Mackenyu (Chihayafuru) as Okuyasu Nijimura, Takayuki Yamada (Bakuman) as Anjūrō Katagiri, Yusuke Iseya (Honey and Clover) as Jōtarō Kūjō, Alisa Mizuki (Doraemon: Nobita no Space Heroes) as Tomoko Higashikata and Jun Kunimura (Attack on Titan) as Ryōhei Higashikata.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is set for a summer 2017 release.