Live-Action Anime Adaptations Might Be Getting Better

Live-Action Anime Adaptations Might Be Getting Better

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.

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