6000: Rokusen Horror Manga Has Live-Action U.S. Film in the Works
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All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW), a joint venture between Japanese anime industry members and Hollywood, is working with producer Mike Medavoy (Shutter Island, Black Swan) on a live-action Hollywood film adaptation of Nokuto Koike's 6000: Rokusen horror manga.
In the original manga, a research facility built 6,000 meters under the Philippine Sea suffers an accident, killing its entire crew. Three years later, Kengo Kadokura and his colleague Dansaki are sent with a team to investigate the incident and re-establish the facility. Upon arriving at the facility, however, Dansaki is immediately injured, and Kadokura is left alone with people he does not trust. In the claustrophobic environment, horrifying visions assail the team, and they are slowly picked off by a hidden danger lurking in the facility.
Edward McGurn and Ben Anderson are also producers on the film, and Tara Billik is overseeing the film project.
Koike launched the manga in Gentosha's Comic Birz magazine in 2010, and ended it in 2012. Gentosha published the manga's fourth and final compiled book volume in August 2012.
ANEW has two other manga-based live-action film projects in the works: a film based on the Soul Reviver manga by Tohru Fujisawa (GTO) and Manabu Akishige (D-ASH, GO-ON!), and a live-action remake of the robot anime Gaiking with Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Entertainment. ANEW is also working with Chris and Paul Weitz's Depth of Field production company to produce a remake of the 2006 Japanese horror film Otoshimono titled Ghost Train.
Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter