Alexandre Aja to Direct ‘Tomie’

by Rob Caprilozzi

According to The Wrap, Quibi has teamed with Sony Pictures Television and Universal Content Pictures to create a life-action adaptation of the Japanese horror classic Tomie. Alexandre Aja who is known for his work on High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D, and Crawl has signed on to direct the series. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick the writer behind Orphan, Aquaman, and The Conjuring 2 will handle the writing duties and co-produce the project.

Tomie follows the story of an eternally youthful and beautiful high school girl, whose admirers are obsessed to the point of murdering her. But to their horror, she is reincarnated over and over.

In 1987 creator Junji Ito submitted his Tomie tale to Monthly Halloween magazine. It was Ito’s first published work and it led to him receiving an honorable mention for the Kazuo Umezo awards. Since that time Tomie has exploded in popularity having been adapted into a series of Japanese horror films released between 1999 and 2011.

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