Live-Action Film Trailer for Tezuka's MW Manga Posted

posted on 2009-04-29 13:30 EDT by Egan Loo
Dark suspense film based on Osamu Tezuka's manga to open in Japan in July

The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's MW suspense manga posted a new two-minute trailer on Monday. (In the linked page, wait for the opening movie and top page to load, and then select the third option ("予告編") from the left in the red menu.) In the story, Michio Yūki (live-action Nodame Cantabile's Hiroshi Tamaki) survived a deadly nerve gas tragedy as a child, but this "MW" incident left his damaged brain without a conscience. Yūki grows up to become a handsome bank executive by day, and a mass murderer by night. On top of that, Yūki aims to acquire the MW nerve gas, which leaves his longtime partner and confidante, a priest named Garai (Densha Otoko film's Takayuki Yamada), struggling with difficult choices.

Director Hitoshi Iwamoto is overseeing the project with a script by Tetsuya Oishi and Haruo Kimura (live-action Death Note films). The film will open in Japan on July 4. Vertical publishes the original manga in the United States, where the story was nominated last year for an Eisner Award in the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Japan category.

Source: Nippon Cinema via Twitch

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