Monday, July 28, 2008

"Volcano High" director teams up with "Death Note" screenwriter

While the governments of South Korea and Japan continue to engage in petty squabbles over the Liancourt Rocks, the Mainichi reports that filmmakers from both countries are uniting to combat a far more sanguine issue: vampires.

"Higanjima" is a manga currently being serialized in Young Magazine about a high school boy named Akira and his friends searching for his lost brother on an island ruled by bloodsuckers and populated by various other monsters.

Only director Kim Tae-gyun and screenwriter Oishi Tetsuya (also the script perpetrator for Fukasaku Kenta's "X-Cross") have been announced so far for the adaptation, but Bunka Tsushin say the rest of the cast and crew will be Japanese. Due in summer of 2009.

You can read the first instalment of the manga by clicking on the link at the bottom left of this page.

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