Keishi Otomo, best known for his recent directorial works for the successful three Rurouni Kenshin films, is now working on a live-action film adaptation of Ryosuke Tomoe’s psycho thriller manga Museum for a 2016 release. 32-year-old Shun Oguri (Nobunaga Concerto, Lupin the Third) is cast as the protagonist detective Hisashi Sawamura. The shooting already started on November 8 and is still going. Warner Brothers Japan will distribute it in Japan.
The manga was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine from 2013 to 2014, then compiled in three tankobon volumes. The story follows a serial killer named “Devil’s Artist: Frog Man” who always leaves a mysterious memo in the crime scene. When finding out the connections among the murders, the protagonist detective Sawamura learns his wife and kids are chosen as the killer’s next targets. Though he desperately tries to arrest Frog Man to save his family, everything is a trap set up by the killer.
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via: Movie Natalie
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