One of the first things I though of when I first started to watch Beck is that it would make a great live-action film or television show. Well, Japan has finally read my thoughts and has put this project into motion. Yukihiko Tsutsumi of 20th Century Boys fame will be directing this film, which will begin shooting the beginning of July, and will open in Japan Fall of 2010.
Hiro Mizushima, will play the roll of Ryusuke Minami. You might know him as Tendou Souji from Kamen Rider Kabuto. Takeru Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, Princess Princess) will play the role of Yukio Tanaka, Kenta Kiritani (Crows Zero) as the rapper Chiba, Aoi Nakamura (Shinigami no Ballad, Koizora) as Yuji Sakurai, and finally Osamu Mukai (Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile) as Taira.
The great thing about this movie is that 30 original songs will be written for it, and that the actors themselves will undergo intensive training to become world-class musicians. This is not going to be a normal band with Ryusuke Minami leading it, this is going to be an epic band that will be even better than the manga version. Are you excited people, or is Beck better left untouched?
[Via Sports Hochi]