In the long-running manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, author Hirohiko Araki tells the story of the flamboyant Joestar family and their battle with supernatural forces across multiple generations.

With more than a hundred volumes across thirty years, the series has become a Japanese pop culture icon, so it's no surprise that a movie is in the works from Warner Bros and Toho, the production company behind the Godzilla movies. What is surprising is that they landed the perfect superstar director for the gig; Takashi Miike.

If you're not familiar with Japanese cinema, Miike is a man of extremes, swinging wildly from straight drama like the Palme D'Or-nominated Straw Shield to extreme horror like the notorious Ichi The Killer. But one thing about Miike that's always consistent is his incredible flair for visuals. Based on the posters we've seen for the Jojo movie, inspired by the series' fourth arc, Diamond is Unbreakable, he's bringing all of that flair to this production.

 

 

 

Warner Bros / Toho
Warner Bros / Toho

 

The character posters show Kento Yamazaki as main character Josuke Higashikata, Ryunosuku Kamiki as sidekick Koichi Hirose, and Nana Kometsu as love interest Yukako Yamagishi,  and they're not only comics-accurate, but bursting with life and light. If Miike brings the same over-the-top aesthetic to the movie itself, it may be a perfect adaptation!

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable will be released in Japan on August 4, 2017. A US release date has not been announced. Check out the brief announcement teaser video below.

 

 

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