Live-Action 'Museum' Film Reveals Satoshi Tsumabuki as 'Frog Man'
posted on by Alex Mateo
The Japan premiere event in Roppongi Hills for the live-action film adaptation of Ryōsuke Tomoe's Museum (Museum - The Serial Killer is Laughing in the Rain) manga revealed on Thursday that actor Satoshi Tsumabuki is playing the film's serial killer, "Frog Man" (pictured left in image below). Tsumabuki trained for about two-three months to embody the frog-masked killer.
The film's official website began streaming a new trailer on Thursday, also revealing Tsumabiki's role as "Frog Man."
The film opens on November 12 in Japan.
Shun Oguri (live-action Hana Yori Dango, Terraformars, Space Brothers, Lupin III, Crows Zero) stars in the film as the protagonist Hisashi Sawamura, a detective in the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Section 1. Keishi Ōtomo (live-action Rurouni Kenshin films) is directing the movie. ONE OK ROCK (Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins) is performing the film's theme song "Taking Off."
A four-episode live-action drama prequel for the film titled Museum - Joshō (Museum - Prequel) began airing on WOWOW Members on Demand on October 1. Additionally, the series begins streaming on GyaO! on Friday, and a re-edited version aired for free on WOWOW Cinema on Thursday.
Tomoe's original suspense horror manga centers on a series of bizarre murders by a man wearing a frog mask. The man calls himself a vigilante and performs the murders based on themes such as "dogfood punishment," or "punishment of knowing a mother's pain." Detective Sawamura is leading the investigation, but becomes aware that his wife is one of the killer's targets.
Tomoe serialized the manga in Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine from 2013 to 2014, and Kodansha published the manga's third and final compiled book volume in April 2014.