It's definitely a big autumn for adaptations of Yūsuke Kishi novels. While his From the New World becomes a sci-fi anime this October, the acclaimed and prolific Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, live action Phoenix Wright) brings Kishi's warped story of a would be great teacher, Lesson of the Evil, to Japanese theaters on November 10th.
A teacher named Seiji Hasumi is loved by his students and respected by his peers. However, his outward charm masks his true nature. In reality, Hasumi is a psychopath who is unable to feel empathy for other human beings. Specifically, he has a severe antisocial personality disorder. Because of his mental condition, Hasumi chooses to deal with problems like bullying and overbearing “monster parents” the easy way—by systematically murdering his students.
Both Lesson the Evil and From the North World are also being adapted into manga.
Kishi's The Crimson Labyrinth has been released in North America by Vertical.