Miramax has picked up worldwide sales rights, excluding Japan, for six-part horror-suspense mini-series Crow’s Blood. It’s created by Japanese record producer and television writer Yasushi Akimoto, who is the mastermind behind a number of the country’s top idol groups including AKB48. Saw franchise director Darren Lyn Bousman is exec producer.
Ryo Nishimura directs the series with AKB48 members Mayu Watanabe and Sakura Miyawaki starring.
Story is set 20 years since Dolly, the first clone sheep, was born. Since then, cloning medical techniques have advanced considerably and the regeneration of human organs, which was thought to be impossible, has become a reality. In the series, a mysterious transfer student, played by Miyawaki, arrives at an all-girls high school and strange events occur that upend the lives of other students including Watanabe’s sweet-spirited character.
Execution Style Entertainment’s Sean E. DeMott produces along with producers Hiroki Iwasaki for HJ Holdings and Yushi Ito for Nippon Television AX-ON with additional writing by Clint Sears. Kazufumi Nagasawa, Shinobu Mouri and Kenji Ikeda exec produce. HJ Holdings operates Hulu in Japan.
The deal was negotiated by Miramax’s Joe Patrick and Michael Bayer and Demott.
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