A while back you may recall a small bit of news about J.T. Petty (S&Man, The Burrowers) working on an adaptation of the popular Japanese book/manga Goth: A Novel of Horror. What may not have been mentioned was that Gen Takahashi was also working on one in the book’s homeland, as well, which is much further along.
The first teaser poster for Takahashi’s version showed up online recently, as did an official teaser trailer, which you can see below thanks to the guys at Twitch Film. Goth consists of six stories about Japanese youth gone wrong and features all kinds of things we never see depicted in North America, from attempted teen suicide to self abuse and all manner of bad teenage behavior. A synopsis for all six stories featured in the novel can be found right here.
So what of Petty’s version of Goth? Well, back in September he talked about it briefly, stating it was still a ways off but that he’s hoping when he does start working on it to cast real teenagers instead of trying to find young looking twentysomethings.
Hopefully we’ll be hearing more about it soon; for now check out the teaser for Takahashi’s version below!
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