New Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie in Development in JapanJune 17, 2014 at 2:29 pm | Posted in Japanese, Konami, The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
There’s a new Yu-Gi-Oh! movie currently in development in Japan! That’s the word from YUGIOH.com, which today posted the big announcement and also revealed that 4K Media (Konami) has picked up international rights (outside Asia) for the film. The company has begun seeking distributors for the movie, starting at the Licensing Expo 2014 trade show this week in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“We’re thrilled to bring the Yu-Gi-Oh! characters back to theater screens for their enthusiastic fan base,” said Kristen Gray, 4K Media’s SVP of operations, business, and legal affairs, in the announcement. “It’s a major piece in the robust resurgence of the brand that will have significant implications moving forward.”
When will production begin? What will the movie be about? Will characters from the Classic, GX, and 5D’s series make their return to the silver screen, or will characters from ZEXAL and ARC-V get to shine? When will it be released in the West? (In time for the 15th anniversary of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, perhaps?) Stay tuned.
Update: The official Japanese website for the movie is yugiohmovie.jp. Currently, there’s nothing there other than a splash page with a short message: “Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie. The project begins!!”