A live-action film adaptation of Tatsuya Iguchi (story) and Makoto Mizuta’s (art) delinquent manga OUT is now in the works for a release in 2023.
The manga has been serialized in Akita Shoten’s Young Champion since 2012 and its latest 23rd tankobon volume is set to be released in Japan on October 20, 2022. Its total circulation has surpassed five million copies.
The story is inspired by the experiences of Tatsuya Iguchi in his youth, who is also a real person and a character in Japanese comedian Hiroshi Shinagawa’s 2006 novel, Drop. It tells an exciting life of Iguchi, who meets his friends, mainly members of the motorcycle gang “Kirihito,” and gets into all sorts of trouble in Nishi-Chiba, his base of life after his release from a juvenile reformatory.
Shinagawa, who directed the live-action film adaptation of his own novel, Drop, is attached to the project as screenplay writer and director. It will be his sixth feature film directorial work. He said, “I want to make an action movie that is exciting to watch while utilizing the charm of the characters in the manga.”
Filming is scheduled to begin in January 2023 in the suburbs of Tokyo. An open audition for the film’s main cast members will be held from November to December.
— 映画『OUT』2023年全国劇場公開 (@out_moviejp) October 19, 2022
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