News has come down the line that Takashi Miike (Audition, Dead or Alive, Three…Extremes, Visitor Q, Gozu, One Missed Call and Ichi the Killer) will be directing a live-action adaptation of Yusuke Kishi’s bestselling 2010 violent novel Aku no Kyoten (Lesson of the Evil). Today a teaser trailer has surfaced and we have our first glimpse as to what to expect. Additionally, you’ll find an official website now live that will offer a bit more information on the film (once translated of course).
The movie stars Hideaki Ito (pictured) in a role quite a bit darker than what he’s usually known for. He’ll be playing A teacher named Seiji Hasumi who’s loved by his students and respected by his peers. However, his outward charm masks his true nature. In reality, Hasumi is a psychopath who is unable to feel empathy for other human beings. Specifically, he has a severe antisocial personality disorder. Because of his mental condition, Hasumi chooses to deal with problems like bullying and overbearing “monster parents” the easy way—by systematically murdering his students.
A theatrical release is slated for November.