NMB48's comedy show "Geinin!" will be coming to the big screen, being adopted into a full length movie.
"Geinin!" was a Nippon TV series that aired from July 7th to September 25th in 2012. The show's premise was that various NMB48 members that featured in it were members of a comedy club in an all-girls private school. The girls were training to compete to win the school's comedy championship.
The movie version will have the same setting and concept, but the actual story will be original. The movie will star Yamamoto Sayaka, Watanabe Miyuki, Yokoyama Yui, Yamada Nana, Ogasawara Mayu and Kotani Riho. All of the remaining NMB48 members are set to make guest appearances as well, most of whom will play girls from rival schools. This is the first time for a sister group of AKB48 to have all their members appear in a single movie.
Yokoyama Yui, member of both AKB48 and NMB48 commented, "This is NMB48's 1st movie, and my first movie as well, so I'm very happy. I wasn't a member of NMB48 when the original TV show aired, but Idid watch the program,"
Filming for the movie has already begun, and the movie is set to premiere at the 5th Okinawa International Movie Festival and compete in the Laugh Category.
Recently, Yoshimoto Kogyo announced the programs of the 5th Okinawa International Movie Festival (OIMF) through a press conference held at its Tokyo office. The festival will be held from Saturday March, 23 to Saturday March, 30 at Okinawa Convention Center as the main venue.
Joel Schumacher, director of “Batman Forever (1995)” and “The Phantom of the Opera (2004),” will be the president of jury for the movie festival. Other juries for the Laugh/Peace Category are actress Kaori Momoi, artist Demon Kakka and Canadian director Claude Gagnon.
Here is the list of the films announced:
JACK THE GIANT SLAYER／USA／2013
Cha Cha for Twins／Taiwan／2013
ARCHITECTURE101 / Korea／2012
Jellyfish / Japan／2013
Jyokyo Monogatari / Japan／2012
THE DEATH MATCH : FIGHTING FIST OF SAMURAI JOE／Japan／2013
The Happy Life Of Debbie／Taiwan／2012
Naitara Akande TSUTENKAKU／Japan／2013
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD／USA／2012
I AM THE KING!／Korea／2013
7 days Report ／Japan／2013
This film festival is a fantastic opportunity for NMB!!
Perks of beng under Yoshimoto of course lol.
It'll be interesting to see how the Geinin! movie turns out...if they're gonna show it at such a big event with renowned directors and all, they must have allocated quite a budget for it.
Hmms hope this will be the start of Maachun's acting career! :P
Girl's so freaking fantastic at comedy, but she definitely has acting chops too!
Anyway, I'm excited for this!!! All the best to all of NMB. hahaha.
Maachun spam cause she's awesome kay? XP