Manga UK to Release Live-Action Higanjima Film
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The British anime distributor Manga Entertainment has announced it will release Tae-Gyun Kim's live-action film adaptation of Kōji Matsumoto's Higanjima supernatural horror manga on DVD and Blu-ray. The film is slated for a summer 2010 release.
The manga is named after a fictional island where the brother (Dai Watanabe) of the main character Akira Miyamoto (Hideo Ishiguro) went missing two years ago. Miyamoto leads a search party of friends to the island and discovers that there are vampires and other creatures lurking on it. Tetsuya Oishi, the screenwriter for the live-action Death Note films, scripted this new film for the director of Volcano High. The film opened Japan on January 9, ranking at #9 in Japanese theaters during its first weekend.
Source: MangaUK's Twitter
Image © Kōji Matsumoto/Kodansha, Higanjima Film Partners