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Tokyopop's Levy Plans 3D Lament of the Lamb Film

posted on by Egan Loo
Director Takahiko Akiyama secured for 120-minute movie in development

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.

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