A 2 minutes footage for the live-action film based on Hideo Yamamoto‘s Homunculus manga has been released. The footage released by Avex Pictures features a preview of the first two medical students Manabu Itō performing the “trepanation” operation by opening a hole in the head of the protagonist Susumu Nakoshi. In addition, the footage also previews the film’s main theme song “Trepanation” by millennium parade.
Homunculus Horror Manga Live-Action Film Footage
Homunculus was serialized in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Spirits from 2003 to 2011. Kamen Rider 555 veteran Gou Ayano portraying film’s protagonist Susumu Nakoshi. Takashi Shimizu (Ju-On horror film) is directing the Netflix film. The live-action film will open on April 2 exclusively on Netflix worldwide.
Homunculus Horror Manga Live-Action Film – Gou Ayano as Susumu Nakoshi.
Homunculus Horror Manga Live-Action Film cast.
- Gou Ayano as the film’s protagonist Susumu Nakoshi.
- Ryo Ito as Manabu Itō, a medical student
- Yukino Kishii as a “mysterious woman”
- Seiyō Uchino as a yakuza boss
- E-girls group member Anna Ishii as a high school girl that has a connection with the protagonist
Homunculus Horror Manga Live-Action Film Synopsis.
The film’s story follows a protagonist, played by Go Ayano (Shinjuku Swan), who has lost his memory and social status, undergoes a forbidden experiment called “Trepanation” in which a hole is drilled into his skull. Since then, the distortion of the human mind becomes visible in his left eye. The cogs of his mad fate begin to turn with the shocking truth hidden in his own memories… This is a psycho-mystery story that realistically reflects the true nature of human beings.