CAT’S EYES Lands TF1 Live-Action Series Drama For Autumn Shoot
Alexandre Laurent (“Les Combattantes”, “Le Bazar de la Charité”), is set to adapt Tsukasa Hojo’s “Cat’s Eye” as a live-action series for French network TF1, with co-financing discussions still ongoing. The octet-set series is being written by Michel Catz, Justine Kim-Gautier, Antonin Martin-Hilbert, Anne- Charlotte Kassab, Coline Dussaud and Audrey Gagneux, with Big Band Story (Benjamin Dupont-Jubien and Mehdi Sabbar) producing for the network.
Based on Hojo’s 80’s tankobon prints for Shueisha, the new series – dubbed Cat’s Eyes – will trace “back to its roots, and follows the adventures of the three Chamade sisters as they improvise a series of daring heists around the French capital’s most iconic (and security-conscious) monuments” according to a March 30 announcement. More on the series:
It’s 2023, and Alexia, Tam and Sylia are reunited in the City of Light after many years apart. At the same time, a work of art that belonged to their father – who had died ten years earlier in a mysterious fire at his art gallery – reappears in a prestigious exhibition at the Eiffel Tower. The sisters decide to risk everything to steal the painting, in the hope that they will finally solve the mystery of what happened to their father.
The trio soon find themselves in the crosshairs of Quentin Chapuis, commissioner of the French police’s Organised Crime Unit (BRB), who is tasked with arresting these new, elusive art thieves. But what he doesn’t know is that one of them is none other than Tam, the great love of his life…
From their chaotic emotional reunion, to combining their apparently normal existence with a dangerous, clandestine double life, the three sisters face challenge after challenge. Firmly of our time but with frequent nods to the 80s, the series will be an explosive mix of action, romance and comedy.
This adaptation of the cult manga series “Cat’s Eyes” reaffirms our ambitious programming strategy, built around event broadcasting franchises.
The film is reportedly aiming to shoot this Autumn and will be the latest property to garner a live-action treatment from the work of Hojo whose other favored classic, City Hunter, is currently in production for a Netflix feature film release in 2024, directed by Yuichi Sato and starring Ryohei Suzuki and Misato Morita.
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