According to Variety, Warner Bros. and Toho are teaming up for the live-action JoJo movie, based on the long-running manga comic by Hirohiko Araki.
Titled JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, the movie will be directed by genre legend Takashi Miike, best known in America for splatter epics like Audition and Ichi the Killer.
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 is about the Joestar family as they use their various powers to defeat supernatural villains.
According to Anime News Network, the cast will consist of Kento Yamazaki as Jōsuke Higashikata, Ryunosuke Kamiki as Kōichi Hirose, Nana Komatsu as Yukako Yamagishi, Masaki Okada as Keichō Nijimura, Mackenyu as Okuyasu Nijimura, Takayuki Yamada as Anjūrō Katagiri, Yusuke Iseya (Honey and Clover) as Jōtarō Kūjō, Alisa Mizuki as Tomoko Higashikata and Jun Kunimura as Ryōhei Higashikata.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure will hit theaters in 2017.