It has been almost two years since Netflix confirmed the production of a series live-action Hollywood from One piece. Finally, the giant of the streaming revealed today to the cast who will play the crew of the Straw Hat Pirates.
The big surprise? Mexican actor Iñaki Godoy (Courage Youth!; Who Killed Sara?) will play the protagonist Monkey D. Luffy. The rest of the main cast is made up of: Mackenyu (Rurouni Kenshin: The Final) as Roronoa Zoro; Emily rudd (The street of terror) as Nami; Jacob Romero Gibson (Greenleaf) like Usopp and Taz Skylar (Villain) as Sanji.
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The platform of the red “N” published a presentation video, a series of promotional arts and a message from the mangaka Eiichirō Oda to commemorate the announcement.
“We have been working with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios on the massive project which is the adaptation of a series of live-action from ONE PIECE in Hollywood. How many years has it been since it was announced? I know, I know! But rest assured that we have made steady progress all this time. It is not easy when working with people from different cultures, but it is precisely that process that can lead to something special. For now, we can announce the main cast. Or rather, we had to hurry up and announce it or else it would leak, apparently. Their faces, the size of their mouths and hands, their aura, the way they behave, their voice, their acting skills, their stature, the balance among the Straw Hat crew, etc.
We decided on this cast after numerous discussions involving people from all over the world. These are the people who will be our Straw Hat Pirates. It will take a little longer to finish this series, but we will continue to do our best to deliver a production that we are sure will be enjoyed around the world. Look forward to more updates in the future! “
Eiichirō Oda, mangaka from One piece.
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One piece has its origin in the homonymous manga written and illustrated by Eiichirō Oda, which began its serialization in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump in 1997. Shūeisha publishing house has compiled the work in 100 volumes to date, being the best-selling manga in history with more than 480 million copies in circulation worldwide. Toei Animation (Dragon ball) is in charge of its respective anime adaptation with almost a thousand episodes aired since 1999.
The franchise follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew as they explore a fantastic world of endless oceans and exotic islands. Luffy’s objective is to find the legendary treasure known as “One Piece” and thus become the next King of the Pirates.
The adaptation live-action of 10 episodes of One piece will be in charge of Tomorrow Studios, the same company behind the live-action from Cowboy bebop. Steven Maeda (Lost; CSI Miami) serves as showrunner, screenwriter and executive producer; while, Matt Owens (Luke Cage) endorses him as a screenwriter and executive producer. Oda is also credited as an executive producer.
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The entry One Piece: Netflix announces the cast of the live-action series was first published in Cinema PREMIERE.