Live-action film based on the manga making a big splash at Sundance
Entertainment, the company handling distribution of the Mushi-Shi
(Bugmaster) live-action film, announced on Janurary 23rd that they have received 10 offers from companies wanting to distribute the film overseas. The film is directed by Katsuhiro Otomo
(better known for Anime films such as Akira) and stars Odagiri Joe.Mushi-Shi
is currently playing at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah under the Bugmaster title. According to reports, the film has been well-received by audiences and many studios at the festival have inquired about distribution rights. At a recent press conference for the film, Odagiri commented that the Japanese scenery and background of the film could hold a certain appeal for filmgoers overseas.