Netflix continues to climb in the world of adaptations of Japanese animation series to live action, and this time it does so with its version of One Piece, which will star a Mexican: Iñaki Godoy.
According to Deadline, Godoy will play the main character of the plot: Monkey D. Luffy, and will be accompanied by artists such as Mackenyu, Emily Rudd, Jacob Romero Gibson and Taz Skylar, in the roles of Roronoa Zoro, Nami, Usopp and Sanji. , respectively.
“We decided on this cast after numerous discussions involving people from all over the world! These are the people who will be our Straw Hat Pirates!” Said Eiichiro Oda, creator of One Piece and executive producer of the new one. project, in a statement to announce the cast.
The streaming gave the green light in January to the creation of a first season of 10 episodes, whose story will focus on Luffy, a young man who will embark on a journey to become the King of the pirates and thus find the famous treasure known as “ One Piece ”.
“We have worked with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios on the massive project that is the Hollywood adaptation of the live action series of One Piece! How many years has it been since it was announced, right? I know, I know!” Added Oda .
“But rest assured that we have made steady progress. It is not easy to work with people from different cultures! But it is precisely this process that can produce something special! ”.
Steven Maeda and Matt Owens will co-write the production scripts, and will also serve as executive producers alongside Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements.
“We are very excited to set sail with this incredible and talented cast. Finding the right people to achieve the looks, emotions and actions of the iconic Straw Hat (Pirates) was a long and challenging (and fun!) Process, ”commented Maeda and Owens.
“But we’ve finally found the perfect settings! (The actors) have already started working very hard to bring these characters to life. They will get to know and love them as much as their manga counterparts. We are all eager to show you what we have. created! Forward to adventure! “
Oda began the publication of his manga in 1997 through Shonen Jump magazine and later in individual volumes, of whose main plot 100 volumes were released; its animated version has 20 seasons and 14 films.
The tentative release date of the new project is unknown at the moment.