Junji Ito's TOMIE In Development for U.S. TV Show - Report

Tomie
Credit: Junji Ito (VIZ Media)
Credit: Junji Ito (VIZ Media)

Crawl director Alexandre Aja has signed on for a TV adaptation of Junji Ito's Tomie for the upcoming streaming service Quibi, according to Bloody Disgusting. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote Aquaman and is announced to write the sequel, will reportedly be writing and executive producing the Ito adaptation.

"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" reads VIZ Media's description. "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."

In Ito's native Japan, Tomie has been adapted into an 8-film franchise as well as a TV series.

Quibi's Tomie will be produced by Sony Pictures Television and Universal Content Productions

Former DC President Diane Nelson is Quibi's Head of Operations & Content.

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