Takaya Kamikawa to star in Japanese movie adaptation of “The Serialist”

By kevin on January 23, 2013 at 5:02pm EST

Takaya Kamikawa

Today it was announced that stage, film, and television actor Takaya Kamikawa will get his first starring movie role in Nobuaki Izaki’s Niryuu Shousetsuka: Serialist, a Japanese adaptation of David Gordon’s 2010 mystery novel The Serialist.

The Serialist was ranked the #1 overseas mystery novel on three different lists: Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! in 2012, Mystery Best 10 in 2011, and Mystery ga Yomitai! in 2012, marking the first time a novel has swept all three top spots. It was also nominated for an Edgar Award in the Best First Novel category.

Kamikawa will play a second-rate novelist named Ippei Akaba who keeps his career going by writing serialized erotic stories. One day he’s contacted by a serial killer named Daigo Kurei who’s awaiting execution for the murder of four women. Goi offers to reveal information about the women he’s killed to Akaba if he writes sexually-themed stories starring Kurei and a few of his “female devotees”.

While visiting one of the women, Akaba finds a headless corpse decorated with flowers in the same way Kurei was known to leave his victims. With Kurei in prison, police suspect Akaba, who suddenly finds himself on the run as he attempts to track down the real culprit.

“Niryuu Shousetsuka: Serialist” will be released nation-wide in Japan this June.

Source: Eiga.com

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