Junji Itō is one of the biggest horror creators in manga, and his long career led to many adaptations from his work. Although much of it has recently been in anime form, several stories such as Scarecrow And Uzumaki have been adapted into live action.
The next manga to get the adaptation treatment is Bloodsucking darkness. By Varietythe short story of the same name will be brought to the cinema written and produced by Jeff Howard (Midnight mass, haunting Hill House. At the time of this writing, a director has not been locked up, but Fangoria Studios will support the filmand further also plans to adapt two other projects from Ito’s vampire anthology, Broken. Said Ito (who will produce the film), “I can’t wait to see how it turns out. I I hope I can see the trailer in my dreams tonight.
Speaking to Variety, Howard praised the source material, saying he “hunted after (Blood sucking darkness) with everything I had. When I found out that a live adaptation of Junji Ito was going to take place (…) I just couldn’t live with someone else who got there before me.
Ooriginally published as part of the voice in the dark Atheology in 2003, Blood sucking darkness focuses on Nami, a young woman with an eating disorder who begins to vomit blood. Her life takes a turn when she meets Kazuya, and the two form a bond before things take turns, with the Vampire Bats getting involved in the mix as well.. The story has been reprinted many times under different titles such as bloody darkness Or Darkness drinks blood.
Until Blood sucking darkness hits theaters (or Shudder), there are other adaptations of Junji Ito’s work to watch online, or even play in some cases. The most recent of the group is Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre, which hit Netflix in January.
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