Made in Abyss (Meido in Abisu), the manga written and illustrated by Akihito Tsukushi, will become a live action movie thanks to Sony.
To launch the news we thought Deadline who reported how the project is among the first places of the priority productions of Columba Pictures.
Made in Abyss live action film is coming
The writer and director Kevin McMullin is currently working on this adaptation with the Vertigo Entertainment of Roy Lee which will produce the film together with Masi Oka, actor of Bullet Train and Heroes.
Oka’s Vertigo and Mobius Productions have already collaborated on similar projects such as the live action adaptation of such as Death Note and The Promised Neverland, while Oka is busy with those of Attack on Titan and Akira.
Made in Abyss was one of the biggest anime hits of recent years. The franchise born from the Tsukushi manga (of which you can read our review) has gradually become bigger and bigger, with the arrival of two animated feature films, a sequel, a video game and the debut of the expected second season of the anime. for the next year.
The anime series Made in Abyss of 13 episodes premiered in Japan in July 2017 and is available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
The first feature film Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn (Made in Abyss: Tabidachi no Yoake) was launched in Japan in early 2019, followed soon after by Wandering Twilight (Hōrō Suru Tasogare).
Plot of the manga Made in Abyss
Riko, a twelve-year-old girl, lives at the Belchero orphanage in the city of Orth. The city overlooks a huge chasm in the ground called Abyss, with a diameter of 1000 meters and an unknown depth. This chasm is a source of magical relics that are collected for resale on the surface, and is a travel destination for many explorers from all over the world. However, only a very few experienced explorers have returned to the surface from the lower strata, called white whistles, all others have remained deep or died from the curse. Each depth layer has different characteristics starting from the vegetation and fauna that populate it, to end up with the symptoms of ascent that become more severe as you descend.
One day Riko, while out and about in the first layer of the Abyss looking for relics, is attacked by a monster and Reg, a strange robotic child, saves her by chasing the monster away with an heirloom. Riko, along with her friends, devises a ruse to get Reg adopted by the Belchero orphanage.
Days later, Riko comes into possession of a message from the depths of the Abyss with a call to descend into the abyss written on it. Riko is convinced that that message was sent by her mother, Lyza, one of the five white whistles, also an explorer now missing for years, and decides to leave. Reg also decides to leave to help Riko on her journey and to discover her true origins. The two children leave secretly, helped by their friends, and embark on a journey with the knowledge that they can no longer return to the surface. During the journey he will understand that the abyss is as special as it is dangerous, especially for the curse and the creatures that live in the various layers.
The manga of Made in Abyss is published in Italy by J-POP Manga.