Live-Action Corpse Party Film's On-Location Photos Shown
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account of the Corpse Party live-action horror film revealed photos of the film's on-location shooting on Sunday. The filming was livestreamed on Nico Nico Live Video on March 15.
The film stars Nogizaka46 and AKB48 member Rina Ikoma as third-year high school student Naomi Nakashima. The role will mark Ikoma's first starring role. Ryōsuke Ikeoka from the male acting group D-BOYS and Popteen fashion magazine model Nozomi Maeda will also star.
Horror director Masafumi Yamada (Hitori Kakurenbo Gekijōban, Hontō ni Atta Kowai Hanashi) is directing the film. Asami Imai will perform the theme song.
The film is set to premiere in Japanese theaters this summer, alongside a livestream in Nico Nico Video.
The original Corpse Party horror game from Team GrisGris followed of a group of high school students trapped in Heavenly Host Elementary, which is haunted by children who disappeared.
XSEED Games released the PSP version of the original Corpse Party game in North America and Europe, as well as the follow-up game Corpse Party: Book of Shadows. Xseed Games also announced last year that it will release the original Corpse Party game for PC, and 5pb. released an iOS port with Xseed's English translation last year.
Team GrisGris and 5pb. released the third and final chapter in the Heavenly Host Elementary School saga, titled Corpse Party: Blood Drive, in Japan last July.
The franchise has also inspired several manga adaptations as well as the Corpse Party Missing Footage and Corpse Party: Tortured Souls -Bōgyaku Sareta Tamashii no Jukyō- video anime.