'High Tension' Director Alexandre Aja Directing 'Tomie' for Quibi, Based off of Junji Ito's Manga!
Quibi is admittedly struggling to gain viewers, but it's projects like this that should definitely bring more attention to the service...
...Via Deadline, Quibi has given a greenlight to the series Tomie, based off of the manga horror series by Junji Ito, and to be directed by Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D, High Tension)!
In Tomie, being adapted for the screen by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (Aquaman):
"A beautiful high school girl goes missing and pieces of her body are discovered scattered around a small town. But what starts out as a murder mystery turns into something even more horrific."
The series will star Adeline Rudolph ("The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina") as the titular Tomie.
Aja and Johnson-McGoldrick are executive producing, with Hiroki Shirota is co-producing. Sony Pictures Television is co-producing with UCP.
Tomie was first published in 1987, and has seen various sequels from Ito, as well as multiple film adaptations. It's an excellent story full of all sorts of Junji Ito strangeness, and we can't wait to see what Aja (a master of gore) does with it!
By Matt Konopka
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