Netflix has finally unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s best-selling Japanese manga series. One piece. . . . The visuals above feature Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Rosemary Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji.
The footage in the trailer begins with an overhead shot of the Going Merry, the ship Luffy and his crew, The Straw Hats, will eventually set sail on during their adventures. “Ever since I was a child, the sea has been calling me,” Luffy says. “So I aim to follow my dreams! I will be the Pirate King!”
From there, we see Luffy enlist his crew in a similar fashion, starting with the tri-swordsman Zoro. We also see Luffy’s origin story with Red Haired Shanks, “tension” among the crew with Nami and Zoro and Sanji saving a drowning Luffy.
Most importantly, we finally see footage of Luffy’s stretch ability in live action as he punches someone in the face with a Gum-Gum Gun.
The story of the anime series follows Monkey D. Luffy on his quest to find the legendary fabled treasure One Piece and become the Pirate King. But to find the ultimate prize, Luffy will have to gather the crew he’s always wanted before finding a ship to sail on, explore every inch of the vast blue seas, outwit the marines, and outwit dangerous rivals at every step.
The previously announced cast includes McKinley Belcher III, Vincent Regan, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Morgan Davies, Aidan Scott, Langley Kirkwood, Jeff Ward, Celeste Loots, Alexander Maniatis, Craig Fairbrass, Steven Ward and Chioma Umeala.
Matt Owens and Steven Maeda are One piecehis writers, executive producers and showrunners. Eiichiro Oda, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements also serve as executive producers.
One piece, Series premiere, August 31, Netflix