is reporting that producer Patrick S. Cunningham (Martha Marcy May Marlene
) and director Darryl Wharton-Rigby will shoot a pilot for a potential television adaptation of Santa Inoue's manga Tokyo Tribe
. Both are based in Japan.
"Everyone loves this manga and we just formally acquired the rights before the Cannes film festival. We are developing a pilot which we will shoot over the summer and we are looking at a cast of Japanese, U.S., Chinese and possibly Korean actors. The movie will initially be shot in Tokyo but there will also be some international locations," Cunningham told THR. "Inoue is involved in the development one-hundred percent".
The manga, an ultra-violent story of 23 street gangs in dystopic Tokyo, was recently adapted to film as an ultra-violent hip hop musical by Sono Sion in 2014. Cunningham was meeting with music supervisors in Los Angeles this week when the news broke.
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