Quibi moves ahead with Alexandre Aja's adaptation
A live-action adaptation of Junji Ito's early manga Tomie was previously teased for mobile streaming service Quibi, and now it officially has the green light. Director and producer Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes) is moving ahead with the project, which now has its title role with the casting of Adeline Rudolph in the lead.
Currently, you can see Rudolph as Agatha in Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
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Tomie is being written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who previously wrote The Conjuring 2 and 3, Wrath of the Titans, and co-wrote Aquaman.
VIZ Media publishes Tomie in English and describes it like so:
Tomie Kawakami is a femme fatale with long black hair and a beauty mark just under her left eye. She can seduce nearly any man, and drive them to murder as well, even though the victim is often Tomie herself. While one lover seeks to keep her for himself, another grows terrified of the immortal succubus. But soon they realize that no matter how many times they kill her, the world will never be free of Tomie.
You can also catch Tomie as part of the Junji Ito Collection anime.