There’s a Jin-Roh movie. It’s based on the 1999 anime version of Mamoru Oshii’s Kerberos manga. And damn, it looks pretty good!
GIF: Warner Bros.
The movie was announced back in 2012 and is slated for release in South Korea this winter. No word yet on an international release.
Kim Jee-woon, who helmed The Last Stand with Arnold Schwarzenegger, directed the picture.
Unlike the original manga and anime, the movie adaptation is set in a fictionalised Korea in the future. North and South Korea have decided to unify, and pro and anti-unification factions appear. Violence ensues, causing the establishment of a special police force.
Longer trailer below.
This looks better than some of the recent live-action adaptations coming out of Japan – and Hollywood, for that matter.