Ladies and gentlemen, we now know when the live-action film adaptation of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu’s The Promised Neverland manga will make its premiere. Film distributor TOHO recently released their 2020 lineup presentation, and they list the film to premiere sometime in December 2020.

The film will star Saki’s Minami Hamabe as Emma. Starring alongside her as the main trio are Rihito Itagaki as Norman and Jiyo Kairi as Ray. Meanwhile, Yuuichirou Hirakawa (live-action ERASED) is directing the film.

While Jiyo Kairi is 13 years old and pretty close to the age of his character from the manga and anime, Minami Hamabe is 19 while Rihito Itagaki is 17. Because of this, the staff decided to change the ages of the characters from 12 to 16. However, it isn’t clear if this applies to young Kairi’s character as well.

While Jiyo Kairi is 13 years old and pretty close to the age of his character from the manga and anime, Minami Hamabe is 19 while Rihito Itagaki is 17. Because of this, the staff decided to change the ages of the characters from 12 to 16. However, it isn’t clear if this applies to young Kairi’s character as well.

Here is how Viz Media describes the manga’s story in English:

Emma, Norman and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as “Mom,” all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes and the perfect environment to learn—what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing.

Source: Movie Walker

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