Jojo's Bizarre Adventures will soon make its return to live-action, courtesy of the new Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Diamond is Unbreakable from Japanese director Takashi Miike.
Miike, who is known for his work on films like 13 Assassins, Ichi the Killer, and Ace Attorney, will be at the helm of the Toho and Warner Bros. Japan co-production, which was announced today at the Ritz-Carlton in Tokyo (via THR). Alongside Miike will be actor Kento Yamazaki, who is playing the role of lead character Josuke Higashikata.
The manga was first created in 1987 by Hirohiko Araki and has since gone on to accrue 117 volumes. Miike wants to bring certain known elements of the manga to life as best he can, starting with the location. During the press conference, Miike spoke of finding a town in Barcelona that was quite similar to the manga's setting of Morioh town.
The decision to actually direct the project was a tough one for Miike, and it took him a while to ultimately hop on board.
"I'm a nervous type and didn't sleep for a few nights thinking about whether to accept the offer for this project."
The Jojo's Bizarre Adventure series chronicles the lineage of the Joestar family tree as they use their special abilities to protect the world against supernatural foes. The franchise continues to be a fan-favorite and has already made its presence felt in the realm of video games, anime, and film.