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Junji Ito’s ‘Bloodsucking Darkness’ Manga Being Developed as Live-Action Film

(Last Updated On: April 4, 2023)

Junji Ito’s “Bloodsucking Darkness” story is set to hit the big screen as a live-action film, according to a report by entertainment news source Variety. The news was confirmed on Thursday, revealing that the film will be written by Jeff Howard, the co-executive producer of the 2021 series of Resident Evil, and supervising producer of The Haunting of Hill House. In addition to writing the screenplay, Howard will also serve as an executive producer on the project.

Ito himself, the acclaimed creator of horror manga such as “Uzumaki” and “Tomie,” will also serve as a producer on the film. With his involvement, fans of his work can expect to see the same level of attention to detail and creative vision that has made his stories so popular in the first place.

The production of the “Bloodsucking Darkness” film will be handled by Fangoria Studios, a company that has made a name for itself in the horror genre in recent years. Fangoria Studios has produced a number of well-received horror films, such as “Satanic Panic” and “VFW,” and has quickly become a go-to source for high-quality horror projects.

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The story of “Bloodsucking Darkness” follows a group of friends who travel to a remote island for a relaxing vacation, only to find themselves trapped in a nightmare when they encounter a mysterious force that begins to pick them off one by one. As the group struggles to survive, they must also uncover the dark secrets that lie at the heart of the island’s history and confront the terrifying force that threatens to consume them all.

Given the talent involved in the production of this film, it’s likely that “Bloodsucking Darkness” will be a must-see for horror fans. With Ito’s involvement and Fangoria Studios at the helm, viewers can expect a thrilling and chilling experience that stays true to the source material while also pushing the boundaries of what horror can be on the big screen.

In conclusion, the news that “Bloodsucking Darkness” is being developed as a live-action film is sure to excite horror fans and fans of Junji Ito’s work in particular. With Jeff Howard writing the screenplay and serving as executive producer, Ito producing the film, and Fangoria Studios producing, this project has all the makings of a horror classic in the making. Fans will have to wait patiently for the film’s release, but the wait will undoubtedly be worth it.


Source: Anime News Network

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