The film will open on December 18th.
Minami Hamabe will be starring in the film as Emma (left). Jyo Kairi and Rihito Itagaki are playing Ray (bottom left) and Norman (bottom right), respectively.
Yūichirō Hirakawa (live-action ERASED film, live-action Rookies series) is directing the film. Noriko Gotou is penning the film’s script. Hirakawa and Gotou worked together on the live-action ERASED film.
Actress Keiko Kitagawa will play Isabella (“Mama”), while comedian Naomi Watanabe (live-action KANNAsa-n!’s Kanna Suzuki) will play Krone.
Never heard of Promised Neverland? Here’s a brief summary from Viz Media that describes the story:
Emma, Norman and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as “Mom,” all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes and the perfect environment to learn—what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing.– Viz Media
Shirai and Demizu originally launched The Promised Neverland manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in August of 2016, and ended it on June 15th. Viz Media publishes the manga digitally and in print in North America. MANGA Plus also publishes the manga digitally in English.
An anime adaptation even premiered in January of 2019. Aniplex of America streamed the anime on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Funimation, and HIDIVE as it aired. Even Toonami began airing the anime in April of 2019. A second season of the anime was scheduled to premiere in October, but was delayed to January 2021 due to the effect of the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on the production.
Entertainment news websites reported in June that Amazon is developing a separate, English-language live-action series adaptation of the manga.