It was announced via Twitter that Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu’s The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland) will be receiving a live-action movie adaptation. The film is slated to open in Japan in Winter 2020.
Some details about the film have been released, one of the changes in the story is that orphans will be shipped out from Grace Field House at the age of 16, rather than the original age of 12 in the manga.
The film is slated to star Minami Hamabe as Emma, Jyo Kairi as Ray, and Rihito Itagaki as Norman. The film is being directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa who directed the live-action ERASED film previously. Jyo Kairi also starred in ERASED. Minami Hamabe previously starred in the live-action AnoHana movie as Menma. Hamabe is a self-professed fan of the manga who bought the print volumes and the e-book version, and she complimented the director and the staff for realizing the story’s world. She vowed to do her best for everyone who loved the manga.
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— ライブドアニュース (@livedoornews) September 26, 2019
Aniplex of America licensed the series in North America and created an English dub of The Promised Neverland in association with Bang Zoom! Entertainment. The first season premiered on Toonami from April 13, 2019 to June 29, 2019 at 12:00 AM. Viz Media publishes the manga in North America.
Synopsis: “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.”