Project Itoh

During Noitamina festivities in 10 March, the YouTube channel announced that after Psycho-Pass, the next movie will be based on the Genocidal Organ novel written by the late Satoshi Itō. Itō is better known as his pen name Project Itoh. The novelist passed away from cancer at the age of 34 in 2009 with three novels under his belt. No specific date for the movie is known yet but it will certainly debut in 2015.

This is the description of Genocidal Organ from Viz’s Haikasoru science fiction label which published his first novel in English:

“The war on terror exploded, literally, the day Sarajevo was destroyed by a homemade nuclear device. The leading democracies have transformed into total surveillance states, and the developing world has drowned under a wave of genocides. The mysterious American John Paul seems to be behind the collapse of the world system, and it’s up to intelligence agent Clavis Shepherd to track John Paul across the wreckage of civilizations and to find the true heart of darkness—a genocidal organ.”

No announcements made for casting, director or anything else about the movie yet known at this time.

His final novels, Harmony  and novelisation of Metal Gear Solid: Guns of Patriots were written while he was literally dying from cancer, released in Japan back in 2008.

Source: Project Itoh
Image by Redjuice @Project Itoh