After two years since the announcement, in 2022 Netflix began in Africa the recording of the live action from one pieceone of the most popular anime in the world and the one of notorious extension, with more than 1,000 episodes. peter gadiotthe memorable James Valdez of the queen of the south, confirmed that it will be the red-haired pirate Shanks. “We just started production here in Cape Town and I can’t wait for you guys to see it,” the British-Mexican actor said in a Netflix Geeked tweet.
In addition to the USA Network series, Gadiot, 37, was Cyrus in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and ka in tut. He is the latest addition to the group of artists who Netflix brought together to bring the anime characters, derived from the manga written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda, to the actual action. had already been announced Inaki Godoy (as Monkey D. Luffy), Arata Mackenyu (Rorna Zoro) Emily Rudd (Nami), Jacob Romero Gibson (I use pp), taz skylar (Sanji), Morgan Davis (koby), Ilia Isorelys Paulino (Alvida), Aidan Scott (Helmeppo), Jeff Ward (Buggy), McKinley Belcher III (Arlong) and Vincent Regan (Garp).
one piece began in 1997 as Oda’s manga, published in Weekly Shōnen Jump. In 2010, it set a record when its 57th volume reached three million copies; It surpassed it two years later, when volume 67 had a first printing of over four million. The last one, 101, came out in December 2021 and it was announced that Oda will publish 102 on Friday, April 4. Videogames, movies, novels and music are part of the franchise. Among the many translations of the manga, in Latin America it has been published by Panini Comics and Ivrea and in Spain by Planeta Cómic.
The animated series is another phenomenon in itself. It began in 1999, and its 1,000th episode premiered in November 2021; made by Toei Animation, is still on the air and Netflix added it to its catalog two years ago.
Tells the story of Monkey D Luffy, a rubber boy who was inspired by his childhood idol, the pirate Shanks, to go in search of the OnePiece. It is a mythical treasure that Gol D. Roger, the King of the Pirates, said, on the day of his execution, that it was available to whoever found it.
At the beginning of the Great Pirate Age, Luffy sets out on the East Blue Sea as commander of a crew of his own, the Straw Hat Pirates. In his adventures they run into other treasure hunters, other pirates, different criminal or revolutionary organizations, secret agents and representatives of the World Government and its Navy.
The incorporation of gadiot What Shank It allows us to infer that the live-action will have several visits to the past, when the red-haired pirate, one of the Four Emperors of the New World of One Piece, met Luffy and instigated him to eat the devil fruit that gave him special powers. Shanks was also the one who gave him the straw hat that identifies Luffy and his group.
The Netflix series will have 10 episodes in its first season. In charge of Tomorrow Studios (a company of Marty Adelstein with ITV Studios), the production will have the original creator, Oda, as an executive producer. Together with him they will work Steven Maeda and Becky Clementswhile Matt Owens (Luke CageAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will be in charge of the script. As Adelstein anticipated five years ago, one piece It will start with the East Blue saga “and expand from there.”
In a statement, Oda referred to the project delays: “We have been working with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios in the huge project that is the live-action series adaptation for Hollywood of one piece. How many years has it been since it was announced, right? I know, I know! But rest assured, we have made steady progress since then. It’s not easy when you work with people from different cultures! But that process is precisely what can result in something special.”
Announcing the main cast, he added that it needed to be rushed “or else it would leak, apparently!” About those actors, to whom he now joins gadiotobserved, “Their faces, the size of their mouths and hands, their aura, the way they carry themselves, their voices, their acting skills, their height, the balance within the Straw Hat group… We chose this cast after discussing numerous people from around the world.”