Even though Lupin III creator Monkey Punch passed away last April 11th, the film's official website posted a message coming from the creator, which expressed his excitement for the new film. The creator is excited to to see on how this fresh take on his characters would turn out.
Featuring the tagline "Well, let's get started", the film is written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki (Stand By Me Doraemon, Dragon Quest: Your Story). Lupin III THE FIRST is set for a December 6th release in Japan.
[Source: Anime News Network]