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Atf: Nippon TV to Make ‘Last Cop‘ Movie From Red Arrow Series

7 December 2016 3:01 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Japan’s Nippon Television is to produce a feature film “The Last Cop: The Movie” from Red Arrow Int’l‘s current TV series “The Last Cop.”

The first season of the TV show, derived from German show “Der Letzte Bulle,” was produced by Nippon TV and Hulu Japan and went on air in June 2015. A second season went to air from October this year.

The film will feature the stars of the current hit Nippon TV and Hulu television version of the cop show, Toshiaki Karasawa (“20th Century Boys”, “Toshiie and Matsu”) and Masataka Kubota (“Mars”, “Death Note”.) It will be released in Japanese theaters in May 2017.

“For ‘The Last Cop’ Japan to be getting a feature film version is testament to the huge success of the show in Japan, and the appetite for this type of sharp-witted, action-packed programming,“ said, Henrik Pabst, Red Arrow International. “We are delighted to see the format travel so extensively »

- Patrick Frater

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Atf: Nippon TV to Make ‘Last Cop‘ Movie From Red Arrow Series

7 December 2016 3:01 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Japan’s Nippon Television is to produce a feature film “The Last Cop: The Movie” from Red Arrow Int’l‘s current TV series “The Last Cop.”

The first season of the TV show, derived from German show “Der Letzte Bulle,” was produced by Nippon TV and Hulu Japan and went on air in June 2015. A second season went to air from October this year.

The film will feature the stars of the current hit Nippon TV and Hulu television version of the cop show, Toshiaki Karasawa (“20th Century Boys”, “Toshiie and Matsu”) and Masataka Kubota (“Mars”, “Death Note”.) It will be released in Japanese theaters in May 2017.

“For ‘The Last Cop’ Japan to be getting a feature film version is testament to the huge success of the show in Japan, and the appetite for this type of sharp-witted, action-packed programming,“ said, Henrik Pabst, Red Arrow International. “We are delighted »

- Patrick Frater

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Hit Japanese TV series 'The Last Cop' to get film adaptation

7 December 2016 4:35 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The film version of the hugely successful cop show will feature the lead actors from TV series.

Red Arrow International have announced that the hit Japanese TV series The Last Cop will get a film adaptation.

They have agreed a deal with Japanese production company Nippon Television Network Corporation.

The film is in pre-production with the working title, Last Cop: The Movie and will be released in Japan in May 2017.

The lead actors from the television show, Toshiaki Karasawa (20th Century Boys) and Masataka Kubota (Death Note), will reprise their roles for movie adaptation.

The Last Cop sees Karasawa play around a detective who is put in a coma after pursuing a vicious criminal. He wakes up 30 years later and must work with a new young partner (Kubota) to bring his nemesis to justice.

The show received a huge 12.9% audience share when it premiered on Nippon TV in October and was a huge success on Hulu Japan »

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Atf: German Crime Series 'The Last Cop' to Get Movie Adaptation in Japan

7 December 2016 2:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The Last Cop, a German high-concept crime series, is getting a Japanese film adaptation. 

Japan's Nippon TV, which scored a hit with their local-language version of the show, announced on Wednesday they are in preproduction on a movie spinoff, tentatively titled: The Last Cop: The Movie.

Nippon TV and Red Arrow International, the German group that controls the rights to the popular scripted format, made the announcement at the Asia TV Forum & Market in Singapore. The film version is eyeing a May 2017 in Japan. 

Toshiaki Karasawa (20th Century Boys, Toshiie and Matsu) and Masataka Kubota (Mars, Death Note), »

- Patrick Brzeski

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Atf: German Crime Series 'The Last Cop' to Get Movie Adaptation in Japan

7 December 2016 2:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The Last Cop, a German high-concept crime series, is getting a Japanese film adaptation. 

Japan's Nippon TV, which scored a hit with their local-language version of the show, announced on Wednesday they are in preproduction on a movie spinoff, tentatively titled: The Last Cop: The Movie.

Nippon TV and Red Arrow International, the German group that controls the rights to the popular scripted format, made the announcement at the Asia TV Forum & Market in Singapore. The film version is eyeing a May 2017 in Japan. 

Toshiaki Karasawa (20th Century Boys, Toshiie and Matsu) and Masataka Kubota (Mars, Death Note), »

- Patrick Brzeski

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‘Ranmaru’ Adaptation, Shimizu Shocker Head Shochiku Tokyo Slate

26 October 2016 3:22 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tokyo — Major Japanese studio, Shochiku has unveiled a line-up that includes six new titles destined for wide release this year and next.

They were announced at Tiffcom, the sales market that accompanies the Tokyo Film Festival.

Among the hottest in Japan is “Ranmaru: The Man With the God Tongue.” Based on a popular series broadcast on the TBS network July-Sept. this year, this mystery/comedy is about a shy guy (Osamu Mukai) with an unusual talent: He can solve crimes just by licking the ‘evidence’ with his tongue. The film will open on Dec. 3, at the start of the peak holiday season.

Further down the line is “Kodomo Tsukai,” a new shocker by horrormeister Takashi Shimizu, best known for the “Grudge” series. Children start disappearing in a village and when they return the adults who encounter them die three days later. As is often the case in J-Horror, the cause »

- Mark Schilling

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