This movie project will be based off the work of the late Japanese sci-fi novelist, Project Itoh (real name: Satoshi Itou). On March 20, 2009, he passed away after suffering from cancer at 34 years old.
The official website specifically mentions two of Project Itoh’s novels, Gyakusatsu Kikan
) and Harmony
, but does not specify if both will be adapted. Gyakusatsu Kikan
is Itoh’s debut novel. It received first place in both the Local Best SF 2007 and Local Zero Era SF Best awards. Conversely, Harmony
was his final novel. It received the Best Japanese Novel of the Year award at the 40th Sei-un Awards, was the winner of the 30th Nihon SF Taishou Award, and received first place for Best SF of 2009 award. MAL