TOHO began streaming the first teaser trailer for the live-action film of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu‘s Yakusoku no Neverland manga on Aug 6.
♦ Teaser Trailer
The staff of the film revealed a new teaser poster:
The film is set to open on December 18, 2020, in Japan.
19-year-old actress Hamabe Minami (live-action anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day special’s Menma, live-action Saki film’s title role, Hello World film’s Ruri Ichigyō) is starring in the film as Emma. 13-year-old Kairi Jyo (live-action My Little Monster and ERASED) and 17-year-old Itagaki Rihito (Show By Rock!! stage musical) are playing Ray and Norman, respectively.
Actress Kitagawa Keiko (live-action Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon‘s Sailor Mars, Paradise Kiss) will play Isabella (“Mama”), while comedian Watanabe Naomi (live-action KANNAsa-n!‘s Kanna Suzuki) will play sister Krone.
Hirakawa Yūichirō (live-action ERASED film, live-action Rookies series) is directing the film. Gotou Noriko is penning the film’s script. Hirakawa and Gotou worked together on the live-action ERASED film.
Shirai and Demizu launched Yakusoku no Neverland manga in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in August 2016, and ended it on June 15. MANGA Plus also publishes the manga digitally in English.
An anime adaptation premiered in January 2019. Aniplex streamed the anime on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Funimation, and HIDIVE as it aired. A second season of the anime was scheduled to premiere in October, but is delayed to January 2021 due to the effect of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the production.
Entertainment news websites reported in June that Amazon is developing a separate, English-language live-action series adaptation of the manga.