Mighty No. 9 Live Action Movie

We’ve learned (via VideoGamer) that Comcept is working alongside Legendary Digital Media and Contradiction Films to make a live-action film adaptation for Mighty No. 9.

The new movie is set to release via digital platforms, and will be the second game-to-film adaptation that Inafune has worked on with Legendary Digital and Contradiction, following Dead Rising: Watchtower (which is getting a sequel, by the way).

“We are thrilled to be working with the great Inafune-san on Mighty No. 9 and feel so fortunate that the Legendary Digital team shares a common vision for the live action adaptation of this very special video game,” said Tomas Harlan, a partner at Contradiction.

“The announcement that Legendary Digital is collaborating with Contradiction and comcept on creating a live action project based on Mighty No.9 is really amazing, not only for myself and the rest of the team at comcept who worked on the game, but also for all the fans who have supported the project,” said Inafune. “This collaboration will give our creation the ability to reach people all over the world. Thanks to all of your support, we have fulfilled another one of our dreams.”

Mighty No. 9, the game, is launching worldwide on September 18th.

Live-Action Bakuman

Film based on Shonen Jump manga about creating manga to open on October 3

TOHO began streaming a trailer for the live-action film of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata‘s Bakuman. manga on Wednesday. The video reveal the theme song “Shin Takarajima” (New Treasure Island) by Japanese rock band Sakanaction (Kin Kyori Renai live-action film).

The song title comes from Osamu Tezuka‘s 1947 manga New Treasure Island, the artist’s first published manga book volume.

The film will open on October 3.

The film adapts Ohba and Obata’s original manga about two friends who decide to become manga creators, aiming to serialize their manga in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.

Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, Beck, Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru, Ryōmaden, Rurouni Kenshin) will play Moritaka Mashiro, a boy who aspires to be a manga artist, and Kamiki (Howl’s Moving Castle, Summer Wars, The Secret World of Arrietty, The Princess and the Pilot) will play his classmate and story collaborator Akito Takagi. The film follows Moritaka and Akito as they walk the path to becoming manga creators. NANA Komatsu plays the heroine Miho Azuki.

Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno Film Trailer

Singaporean anime distribution company Odex began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for the 19th Detective Conan anime film, Detective Conan: Gōka no Himawari (Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno), on Tuesday. The trailer, which first streamed in March, features rock band Porno Graffitti’s theme song “Oh! Rival.”

The film premiered Japan on April 18. From April 18 to May 24 the film ran on 348 screens and sold 3,319,050 tickets for a total box office intake of 4,148,389,300 yen (about US$34 million).

The trailer reveals that the film will open in Singapore with English subtitles on July 23.

The films story centers on Conan as he tries to track down Kaito Kid, who is supposedly steals a replica of one of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers paintings during an auction. (A real version of the painting depicted was owned by a Japanese collector, until it was destroyed during World War II. A version of the painting depicted in the movie was recently recreated.)

Kobun Shizuno is returned to direct the film, and Takeharu Sakurai wrote the script. Katsuo Ono composed the music. Minami Takayama reprised her role as Conan Edogawa with Wakana Yamazaki as Ran Mōri, Rikiya Koyama as Kogorō Mōri, and Kappei Yamaguchi as Kaito Kuroba/Kaitō Kid.

Here is the first look at Jared Leto as The Joker in Suicide Squad

David Ayer is having the last laugh for this week’s news cycle. The Suicide Squad director just dropped a bombshell on Twitter when he shared the first official picture of Jared Leto as The Joker.

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Hundreds of German Movie Theaters Are Boycotting Avengers: Age of Ultron

We all can’t wait to see Avengers: Age of Ultron to arrive in theaters, but if you live in Germany, it might be harder for you to find a theater that features Marvel’s blockbuster.

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Action-Packed Trailer For Jurassic World Unleashed

As expected, chaos ensues in this dinosaur theme park of Jurassic World, and this newly-released trailer clearly shows that. The trailer features a lot of screaming and running, a chopper crashing, some explosions, a couple of kids in a vehicular ball, and Pratt’s Velociraptor trailer character trying to save the day with his raptor squad.

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Sony Announces Animated ; Spider-Man Movie for 2018

Get ready for even more Spider-Man on the big screen. According to multiple online sources including Variety, Sony Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation on Wednesday included the announcement of an animated Spider-Man film set for release in 2018, with “The LEGO Movie” and “21 Jump Street” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller on board to write a treatment and produce the film.
They are not yet signed on to direct, though Deadline notes it as a possibility.

The animated film is said to “co-exist” with live-action Spidey film projects, though it “will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing.” Spider-Man franchise vets Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will produce, along with former Sony Pictures Chairperson Amy Pascal, who will produce the new live-action Spider-Man film with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.

Spider-Man’s animated feature film debut has a release date of July 20, 2018, roughly a year after the scheduled release date of Sony and Marvel’s live-action Spidey film, July 28, 2017.