The NHK historical drama “Tempest” is going to get a 3-D movie in theaters next year. Nakama Yukie (31) will remain in the starring role, along with fellow cast members such as Tanihara Shosuke, Tsukamoto Takashi, Takaoka Saki, GACKT, and Okuda Eiji.
Based on Ikegami Eiichi’s novel of the same name, “Tempest” is set in the Ryukyu Kingdom during the 19th century. Nakama plays a woman who hides her gender as she attempts to gain influence as a government official for the sake of protecting her country. The drama series currently airs on NHK BS-Premium and will end on September 18.
The movie is reported to be a two-and-a-half-hour edit of the drama series, with no plans for new footage to be shot.
“Gekijoban Tempest 3D” is scheduled to open in theaters on January 28, 2012.