The Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana), the manga adapted into a controversial anime in 2013, is getting a live-action film adaptation.
The film is set to premiere in 2019.
Manga creator Oshimi commented, “having The Flowers of Evil adapted into a film by Noboru Iguchi is like a dream come true. That’s because the works of Iguchi provided a playbook for me for how to create my own stories and saved my soul. His films provided a lot of inspiration while I was working on The Flowers of Evil. So the person most looking forward to this film is me!”
Iguchi added, “from the first page of The Flowers of Evil, I thought, ‘I want to make this into a film. Stuff like this is why I became a director!’”
The 11-volume manga was previously adapted into a 13-episode anime series by Hiroshi Nagahama in 2013.
Here’s how Vertical describes the manga:
The story opens as middle school student Takao Kasuga receives an F on a math test. But he doesn’t even seem to notice because he’s too engrossed in surreptitiously reading Beaudelaire’s The Flowers of Evil. And the day goes downhill from there. In a moment of weakness, he finds and takes home the gym clothes belonging to sweet, pretty Nanako Saeki on whom he has a major crush. Unfortunately for Takao, there’s a witness to the theft: Nakamura, who has a huge chip on her shoulder and a sadistic streak.
Source: Comic Natalie