The sister group of AKB48 active in Jakarta, Indonesia; JKT48 have announced their upcoming movie, “JKT48 The Movie” is in production.
JKT48 was formed in 2011, as the first overseas sister group to AKB48. Last year during the AKB48 group shuffle, Haruka Nakagawa and Aki Takajo was transferred to JKT48 (currently Aki Takajo is holding concurrent position in both groups). Last month during one of the JKT theater shows, Rena Nozawa (the only Japanese founding member in JKT48) was announced to hold concurrently position with AKB48, it was the first case from a overseas sister group hence, it became a big topic.
The movie will be about how JKT48 became successful in Indonesia’s music industry. This project is a cooperation between Dentsu Indonesia and a Indonesia film production company Maxima Pictures. The movie screening have also been planned for countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China!
Maxima Pictures commented : “We have confidence in the talent of the members of JKT48 and believe they will also be successful in the film industry”
The movie is expected to be a trilogy but no further details have been confirmed. Whether the movie will be similar to AKB48’s movie “DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 Show must go on Shoujotachi wa Kizutsukinagara, Yume wo miru” or like other featured films, is where fans can look forward to.
Of course do expect appearances from Haruka Nakagawa and Aki Takajo too!