The upcoming Hollywood live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s renowned manga, One Piece, has unveiled its core team and concurrently dropped the lead single titled “WEALTH FAME POWER.” The composers and music producers behind this track are Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli, known for their work on “The Witcher.” The show’s complete soundtrack is set to be released on August 31, coinciding with its premiere on Netflix.
Belousova and Ostinelli shared their insights, stating: ” ‘Wealth Fame Power!’ resonates with the legacy of Gold Roger, the fabled and feared Pirate King, who amassed not only treasures but also a fervent following with his parting words. Many parallels can be drawn between Gold Roger and the Straw Hat’s captain, Monkey D. Luffy, as their personalities and traits harmonize seamlessly, reflected in their musical motifs. The show’s pivotal theme revolves around Luffy, with Gold Roger’s theme serving as its reverse.
Our anthem, ‘Wealth Fame Power,’ emanates the mightiness of Roger through its forceful and dynamic commencement, enriched by the distinctive ‘musical Jolly Roger’ – the hurdy-gurdy. As swords are unsheathed and the crowd embarks on the quest for the coveted ONE PIECE, we pivot from Roger’s theme to introduce Luffy’s theme, signifying the inception of his thrilling odyssey toward claiming the title of Pirate King.”
The original creator, Oda, who also holds an executive producer role, affirmed in May that the series’ launch hinges on his personal satisfaction and the synchronized efforts of all involved parties. Notably, the series is slated for eight episodes, deviating from the initially reported count of ten.
The live-action cast includes:
- Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
- Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro
- Emily Rudd as Nami
- Morgan Davies as Koby
- Taz Skylar as Sanji
- Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
- Aidan Scott as Helmeppo
- Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida
- Colton Osorio as Young Monkey D. Luffy
- Vincent Regan as Garp
- McKinley Belcher III as Arlong
- Peter Gadiot as Shanks
- Steven Ward as Mihawk
- Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore
- Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan
- Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff
- Chioma Umeala as Nojiko
- Celeste Loots as Kaya
The Japanese anime legends behind Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji’s voices are set to reprise their iconic roles in the Japanese dub. Moreover, Iñaki Godoy and Taz Skylar are geared up to lend their talents to the Spanish dub as Luffy and Sanji respectively.
Taking the helm is Tomorrow Studios, a dynamic collaboration between producer Marty Adelstein, known for hits like Prison Break and Teen Wolf, and ITV Studios. Steering the ship as the show’s writer is Matt Owens, celebrated for his work on Luke Cage and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Overseeing the grand venture are executive producers Steven Maeda and Becky Clements.
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Back in 2017, Adelstein unveiled his vision in a video message at Jump Festa. The forthcoming live-action Hollywood series adaptation of the manga will embark on the captivating journey from the East Blue arc and progressively unfurl its narrative horizons. A fervent promise was made to deliver an authentic One Piece experience, an aspiration personally shared and nurtured with Oda, the brilliant creator.
Source | Press release