The official Twitter account for the new addition in the franchise Bungou Stray Dogs movie Beast announced on 10th September that a live-action movie is in the works titled “Bungou Stray Dogs The Movie: BEAST”.
The tweet came with a teaser key visual and a link for the official website having a countdown that ends on September 17, 2021, at the end of which the creators will reveal more information about the movie. The Tweet states: “No one knows the future“.
A release date or trailer has not dropped yet but we can expect them as the hype continues to build up.
No plot details are available as well. However, the upcoming movie might be based on the light novel by the same name written by the original mangaka Kafka Asagiri.
Kadokawa Beans Bunko published the light novel on April 1, 2019. This was a part of the bonus story titled ‘Beast: Akutagawa the White, Atsushi the Black’.
The staff and most of the cast have not been announced yet. Only the two main cast members- Shohei Hashimoto will play Ryunosuke Akutagawa and Yuki Torigoe will play Atsushi Nakajima have declared their part in the new movie. The two actors also portrayed the same characters in the stage play. They made an announcement through Kadokawa in April 2020 in a video where they talked about their respective roles.
“Bungou Stray Dogs” is a manga series written by Kafka Asagiti and drawn by Sango Harukawa. It started on December 4, 2021, continuing serialization in Young Ace magazine. The series also got 3 seasons long anime adaptations, a movie, and an OVA. What’s more, “Bungou Stray Dogs Wan!” spin-off aired back in Winter 2021 season.