An announcement made by Quibi for the adaptation of Junji Ito’s manga Tomie. Tomie was set to be directed by Alexandre Aja And Adeline Rudolph as the main lead.
Based on the cult hit manga, Tomie is a story about a high school girl. She goes missing and her corpse found in a scattered small town. And the murder mystery of a beautiful girl turns into a horrific mystery.
Tomie adaptation cancelled?
Quibi has finally announced about shutting down. It is a bite sized streaming platform and will be shutting just after seven months of scene this year. And which means a bad news for horro fans, 50 States of Fright, produced by Sam Raimi is no more. The show streamed two seasons and after that the content is lost before the streaming hit the bullet.
Also if no Quibi then there will be no upcoming adaptation of Tomie from Alexandre Aja by Junji Ito wont be coming now. But there are still hopes for 50 States of Fright.
So the Journal of the Wall Street has the full breakdown of the shutdown. The site is noticed as the streaming service has been plagued with problems since it launched in April, facing lower-than-expected viewership, disappointing download numbers and a lawsuit from a well-capitalized foe. Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg made the call to investors today.
Designed as an on-the-go streaming option. Yet all of the content will be broken if watched on phone. And as Quii launched in Pandemic, it didnt have much benefit. And can be hardly considered the sole reason for its downfall. At the end of the day, it just didn’t stand out enough to make its mark.
Other genre shows Quibi had in their roster included the just-launched “The Expecting,” directed by Mary Harron, and the Maika Monroe/Dane DeHaan-starring “The Stranger.”