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Indie Wire reports that producer, Patrick S. Cunningham (Martha Marcy May Marlene), and filmmaker, Darryl Wharton-Rigby (Homicide: Life on the Street), have acquired rights to adapt Santa Inoue's Tokyo Tribe. The series was recently adapted into a Japanese live-action film by Sion Sono. It's follow-up, serialized from 1997 to 2005 in the urban fashion magazine boon, was released in North America by Tokyopop.
Indie films distributor XYZ Films has announced agreement with Nikkatsu that includes the North American distribution rights to Japanese auteurs Sion Sono's Tokyo Tribe (2014) and Takashi Miike's Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld (2015). Tokyo Tribe will have its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. More after the jump.
Nikkatsu has posted a 100-second full trailer for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Santa Inoue's Tokyo Tribe 2 manga, which opens in Japan on August 30. It calls the film as "the world's first battle rap musical." Check the clip introducing the battle and many ridiculous violence after the jump.
Santa Inoue's Tokyo Tribe manga is getting a live-action adaptation directed by Sion Sono (Suicide Club, Love Exposure, Cold Fish), and boy does it look rowdy. The official website was updated with a teaser trailer, and even though it's brief it does a pretty damn good job of selling its potential. Hit the jump to watch.