New Teaser Trailer Released for Live-Action Adaptation of Manga ‘The Fable’

01.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

The Fable is a manga series written by Katsuhisa Minami. It was first published in Weekly Young Jump in 2014. Since then it has gone on to sell over 2.8 million copies and in 2017 it won a Kodansha Manga Award. A live-action adaptation was announced last year.

 

A second trailer for the film was just released. See it here: https://youtu.be/ilymmtP6RVo

 

Junichi Okada will play the role of the fabled protagonist Akira Satō, a skilled killer hidden somewhere in Osaka. He must reside there as an ordinary citizen for one year in order for his boss to lay low. His boss is somebody he has obeyed since childhood.

The Fable is packed with action scenes. For Okada to play the lead role he received training from fighting instructor Alain Figlarz who has worked Hollywood hits as The Bourne Identity, Taken 2 and Taken 3, and Lucy on which he has worked alongside Matt Damon, Liam Neeson and others respectively.

 

Talking about working with Junichi Okada, Figlarz praised his physical strength, commenting: “I have never seen an actor move as quickly as he can.”

The newly-released trailer showcases behind-the-scenes footage of action scenes with Figlarz and Okada and the scale to which the crew are going to for the epic fight scenes, such as a scene with Sota Fukushi, who plays Hood, performing some acrobatic stunts.

The other cast members also gave praise to Okada’s performance during the video. Mizuki Yamamoto, who will play Misaki, and Fumino Kimura, who will play Yōko, both called him a pro when it comes to action and someone they can feel safe around.

 

Kōichi Satō, who plays The Boss, said: “Okada is a man of action and someone who supports the staff and other actors.”

The Fable will hit Japanese theatres on June 21, 2019.

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