Japan’s Nippon Television is to produce a feature film “The Last Cop: The Movie” from Red Arrow Int’l‘s current TV series “The Last Cop.”
The first season of the TV show, derived from German show “Der Letzte Bulle,” was produced by Nippon TV and Hulu Japan and went on air in June 2015. A second season went to air from October this year.
The film will feature the stars of the current hit Nippon TV and Hulu television version of the cop show, Toshiaki Karasawa (“20th Century Boys”, “Toshiie and Matsu”) and Masataka Kubota (“Mars”, “Death Note”.) It will be released in Japanese theaters in May 2017.
“For ‘The Last Cop’ Japan to be getting a feature film version is testament to the huge success of the show in Japan, and the appetite for this type of sharp-witted, action-packed programming,“ said, Henrik Pabst, Red Arrow International. “We are delighted to see the format travel so extensively around the world and prove such a hit.”
In “The Last Cop”, a detective is seriously injured during a mission and ends up in coma. He wakes up over two decades later to a modern world that has completely changed. As he struggles to come to terms with his new life, he embarks on an unstoppable mission to find out who put him in a coma and bring them to justice.
Remake adaptations include French version “Falco,” now in its fourth season on TF1 in France; a record-breaking production for Channel 5 Russia; and new productions in the Czech Republic and Estonia.
“The Last Cop” won best scripted format at this year’s 2016 International Format Awards at MIPTV in Cannes.