Kento Yamazaki is cast for the lead role in sci-fi film “The Door into Summer.” The film is based on 1957 novel “The Door into Summer” by American writer Robert A. Heinlein and will be directed by Takahiro Miki (“We Were There“). In the movie. Kento Yamazaki will play scientist Soichiro Takakura. After he is betrayed by two people, he steps into a cryogenic like sleep chamber and wakes up 30 years later.
“The Door into Summer” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: In 1995, Soichiro Takakura (Kento Yamazaki) is a scientist and works on developing a robot. He is also on the verge of completing a plasma storage battery, following on the wishes of the deceased Matsushita. The man Matsushita was a friend of Soichiro Takakura’s late father.
Outside of work, Soichiro Takakura has peaceful days with his cat Pito and his fiancé Riko, who is the daughter of Matsushita. He is soon betrayed by his business partner and also by his fiance Riko. Soichiro Takakura loses control of his company and the work he has done on the robot and plasma storage battery.
Soichiro Takakura then opts to place himself into a “cold sleep” freezing machine, hoping to find a better future. When he wakes up, he discovers that he is in the year 2025.