It appears that a member of the Fast and Furious franchise is venturing into the realm of anime. A recent report has shed light on the future of Initial D, one of the most exhilarating IPs in the world of anime. Sung Kang has announced his plans to direct a live-action adaptation of the popular racing anime.

The news surfaced during an interview with Kang, conducted by the South China Morning Post, in which he discussed his passion for cars. It was in this conversation that the Fast and Furious star disclosed that he has been selected to direct a live-action film adaptation of Initial D.

He described the project as, “It’s about cars and drifting and cool things like that. Almost a Rocky or Karate Kid. A fun, big-budget movie that expresses my love affair for cars.”

Regarding the specific details of the film, Initial D is keeping things under wraps. No release date or production schedule has been shared for this mysterious project. As fans eagerly await developments on Initial D, all eyes are on Kang’s directorial debut. His upcoming project, “Shaky Shivers,” a horror-comedy, is set to captivate audiences this Halloween season.

For those unfamiliar with Initial D, the series remains a classic among fans. Originally released in 1995, Initial D has seen various adaptations spanning television, video games, and even a live-action version in 2005, directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, which garnered multiple awards across Asia.

For those unacquainted with Initial D, here’s a glimpse into the racing series, as per its official synopsis:

“When an unplanned street duel catapults tofu delivery driver Takumi Fujiwara into the high-stakes world of street racing, the competition doesn’t stand a chance. The unassuming Takumi, son of another legendary driver, quickly becomes the downhill racing phenomenon to beat, with challengers lining up as long as the treacherous Mt. Akina road itself. There’s no room for hesitation, and strategy must be razor-sharp. The streets of Japan transform into a deadly arena for an epic battle, where if you think you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough!”

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