“Hana Yori Dango” movie to open next summer
Fans of the “Hana Yori Dango” drama series will get one more chance to see the cast in action, as a movie has been announced for the summer of 2008. Titled “Hana Yori Dango Final,” the film is being described as the last chapter of the live-action adaptation.
This will be Mao Inoue’s first starring role in a movie. Jun Matsumoto, Shun Oguri, Shota Matsuda, and Tsuyoshi Abe will reprise their roles as the group known as “F4.”
The film is set one year after Tsukushi Makino’s graduation. The story focuses on a major incident that the five main characters become involved in, while also depicting the ups and downs of Tsukushi and Tsukasa’s relationship.
Filming is scheduled to take place overseas for about two months, starting in January. The series’ director Yasuharu Ishii
will helm the picture. The story is currently being developed by the original mangaka Yoko Kamio
and the series’ screenwriter Mikio Satake (actor Takayuki Takuma