An official statement reported that the manga written and illustrated by Hideo Yamamoto, Homunculus, will be adapted into a live-action film that will be released in 2021.
Yamamoto began publishing the manga in Shogakukan publisher's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine in July 2003 and ended it in April 2011. The publisher compiled the work into a total of 15 volumes.
Before this work, Yamamoto wrote works such as Koroshiya Ichi, Okama Hakusho, and Nozokiya. The latter inspired controversial adaptations to anime and live-action films, due to its themes. The director of cult films, Takashi Miike, was in charge of the direction of the film based on the manga Koroshiya Ichi and also made a cameo in it. This film was also released in Western cinemas.
The psychological horror story centers on a man who agrees to get a hole in his skull in order to earn money and pay off his debts. As a result of the bizarre experiment, this man's sixth sense is awakened, and the side effects will terrorize his life and that of those close to him.
Source: Comic Natalie
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