Japanese movie distributor, Gaga Corporation, has won the distribution rights for the international release of the upcoming horror thriller, Museum, by director Keishi Otomo (Rurouni Kenshin). The movie will be distributed domestically by Warner Bros, Japan, and is due for release on 12th November.

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Based off the cult-favorite manga of the same name, Museum is a tautly drawn out thriller in which the detective, Hisashi Sawamura, becomes embroiled in a serial-killer case that that threatens to become personal and draw members of his family into the sordid and dangerous affair.

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Shun Oguri (Crows Zero, Kisaragi) is confirmed to star as the lead detective, while Machiko Ono (Like Father, Like Son, Climbers High) is to play the estranged wife. It has yet to be revealed who plays the serial killer.

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Director, Keishi Otomo, is an experienced hand at converting manga into live action pieces, having previously directed the Samurai drama series, Rurouni Kenshin, another cult franchise among manga-aficionados. Fans of the source manga material may rest assured that their material will be handled with the attention and care that is deserves.

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Elsewhere, Gaga Corporation, is co-distributing Hirokazu Koreeda’s After the Storm with Wild Bunch, and is also working on a number of other manga adaptations, including Itazura na Kiss THE MOVIE and Drowning Love by Yuki Yamato.

No international release date has been confirmed for Museum yet, but here is the Japanese trailer to whet your appetite until something more concrete emerges.

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