In an interview with Collider, actor Taz Skylar, who plays Sanji, the chef of the Straw Hats, expressed that he doesn’t want their Netflix adventure series to be as long as the anime version, but only wish the series would be long enough to come to a satisfying ending for fans: “I want it to work out exactly and come to an ending where we’re all happy. I want people to be proud of it. where we end. I don’t want it to end too short and I don’t want it to be too long. That’s my mindset,” – Taz Skylar said. Worth mentioning, Iñaki Godoy – who plays Straw Hat Captain Monkey D. Luffy also nodded in agreement with Taz Skylar’s share.
“One Piece” is adapted from the famous Japanese manga by Eiichiro Oda about the journey of Monkey D. Luffy – the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates and his crew. Following in the footsteps of Luffy, they will go on adventures on the high seas in search of the world’s greatest treasure “One Piece” and achieve the title of Pirate King. The live-action version is produced by the studio Tomorrow and the creator of “One Piece” – publisher Shueisha – where the original author of the series is working.
The film was first announced on July 21, 2017 by the Editor-in-Chief of the popular manga weekly Shounen Jump – Hiroyuki Nakano to celebrate the manga’s 20th anniversary. Netflix also later confirmed that they had begun production of the live-action series “One Piece”. It is known that the cost of making each episode of “One Piece” of Netflix is up to 18 million USD. The series has a total of 8 episodes. The total cost of implementing the entire project is up to about 150 million USD, equivalent to a blockbuster movie in theaters.
The film is slated to release on August 31.