The new adaptation stars Oguri Shun as the eponymous Aresene Lupin III and Kuroki Meisa as Mine Fujiko. The film will feature the story arc “Crimson Heart of Cleopatra” — a treasure that allows its owner to control the world.
The original Lupin III manga is written and illustrated by Monkey Punch. It has spawned a media franchise that includes manga, television series,animated feature films, live-action films, animated OVAs, yearly television specials, music CDs, video games, and a musical.
There was even a Filipino telenovela adaptation, which was widely panned due to its bad acting and tepid storyline.