The Japanese series lives on
While an American redo of Tomie never quite took off (although one was in development), director Noboru Iguchi is keeping the franchise afloat in Japan with Tomie: Unlimited.
Based on the popular Manga by Junji Ito, the first film in the series – about a school girl who can never die – hit in 1999 and was followed by six more chapters.
Igushi, the latest director to contribute to the series, also helmed Machine Girl. Twitch got the scoop on the plot synopsis:
Tsukiko, who belongs to a photography club at high school, always feels inferior to her sister, Tomie. Tomie is very beautiful and popular with male students. But one day, Tomie dies in an awful accident right under Tsukiko’s nose. Since then, Tsukiko suffers from a nightmare every night.
One year passes and on dead Tomie’s 18th birthday someone knocks the door of Tsukiko’s house. Unbelievably, it is Tomie. She’s back. The father and the mother blindly welcome Tomie but only Tsukiko feels instinctive fear. Tomie gradually reveals her true face only when she is with Tsukiko. Tsukiko’s nightmare becomes true… and horrible days begin.
Noboru Iguchi has apparently already wrapped shooting. See who has joined the cast by following this link.
Source: Twitch Film