The official website for the forthcoming live-action film adaptation of Toshio Sako's gambling-themed manga Usogui (The Lie Eater) has posted an 80-second full trailer introducing the five deadly death games in the story – 1) DEATH Poker, 2) Devil's Roulette, 3) Aircraft Control Battle, 4) Assassin's Escape Game, and 5) Old Maid of Death.
The clip also features the film's theme song "Live" newly-written/performed by B'z, a Japanese rock duo, consisting of guitarist Takahiro "Tak" Matsumoto and vocalist Koshi Inaba. They said of the song: "We wrote the song 'Live' to express the positive attitude of Baku Madarame, who challenges the game with no way out, not only for his own happiness, but also to expose the unreasonableness of this world, and never gives up living even in a difficult situation. We would be honored if it could be an element that adds even a little flower to the world of Usogui."
— 映画『嘘喰い』公式 (@usogui_movie) December 16, 2021
The original Usogui manga was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from 2006 to 2018 and has printed 8.8 million copies in 49 tankobon volumes. The production of its live-action adaptation film was announced back in 2016 as the manga's 10th-anniversary project. The Hideo Nakta (the Ring series)-directed film is set to be released in Japan on February 11, 2022.
Its story centers on a high IQ genius gambler, Baku Madarame, who is called Usogui (The Lie Eater), in a head-to-head psychological battle for life and death with top cheaters at Kakerou, a black-ops club that controls Japan's political and business world. 25-yesr-old Ryusei Yokohama (Hikari Nonomura / ToQ 4gou in the 2014 Super Sentai TV series Ressha Sentai ToQger) is cast as the protagonist Baku Madarame.
Main poster visual with the tagline: "You're a liar."
- Baku Madarame: Ryusei Yokohama
- Takaomi Kaji: Yuto Sano
- Ranko Kurama: Mai Shiraishi
- Kiro Mekama: Souta Hongo
- Soichi Kiruma: Kaito Sakurai
- Hikoichi Yakou: Hiroaki Murakami
- Ikki Sadakuni: Shohei Miura
©Toshio Sako/SHUEISHA ©2022 Movie "Usogui" Production Committee