Tokyopop's Levy Plans 3D Lament of the Lamb Film
posted on by Egan Loo
Tokyopop founder Stuart Levy is talking with Japanese movie companies to turn Kei Toume's Lament of the Lamb manga into the world's first teen-psychological-horror 3D movie. According to the Hollywood Reporter trade newspaper, Levy secured director Takahiko Akiyama (Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within's visual effects art director, Hinokio director) for the project. The 120-minute gothic movie adaptation has the tentative title Love Like Blood. Levy says the twin challenges is making a movie that is different from the existing 3D movie spectacles and doing it for less than US$6 million. The plans call for a Japanese actress in the lead female role.
The newspaper describes the movie's plot, with key differences from the original manga, by saying, "…the goth-flavored tale revolves around a slightly anemic high-school boy named Blake Edwards, who meets a beautiful girl called Jira. Their relationship becomes increasingly intense — and gory — before a final twist."
Thank you to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.