Helter Skelter Live-Action Film's Teaser Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Adaptation of Okazaki's Helter Skelter psychological manga to open on July 14

A 48-second teaser trailer for the live-action film adaptation of Kyoko Okazaki's Helter Skelter psychological manga began streaming on Friday. The video features actress Erika Sawajiri (SHINOBI - Heart Under Blade, 1 Liter of Tears drama series) as the model Ririko.

The photographer Mika Ninagawa (Sakuran) will direct the film, while Asmik-Ace Entertainment and Shochiku will distribute the adaptation. The film's main cast includes Nao Omori as the prosecutor Makoto Asada, Shinobu Terajima as Ririko's manager Michiko Hata, Gou Ayano, Kiko Mizuhara as Kozue Yoshikawa, Hirofumi Arai, Anne Suzuki, Susumu Terajima, Kaori Momoi as Hiroko Tada, Shou Aikawa, Mieko Harada as Hisako Wachi, and Yosuke Kubozuka as Takao Nanbu.

Okazaki's original Helter Skelter manga won the Manga Grand Prize at the annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prizes in 2004. The story centers on Ririko, a model who underwent extensive plastic surgery to attain her beauty. The clinic who performed Ririko's surgeries goes under investigation for questionable business practices, and Ririko's body starts to deteriorate. As the model's prominence in the entertainment industry begins to falter, so does her sanity.

The film will premiere in Japan on July 14.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

[Via City on Fire, Far East Films]

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