One yr after the tragic loss of life of Anthony Bourdain, Sony Footage Animation is growing a collection based mostly on Hungry Ghosts, the creator/TV host’s graphic novel collection with author Joel Rose.
The four-part collection tells the story of a Russian oligarch vacationing on Lengthy Island who invitations his cooks to play a model of 100 candles, a Japanese Edo-period sport the place samurai take turns telling ghastly tales of ghosts and demons. Whereas Bourdain and Rose drew inspiration from Japanese mythology, the collaborators put their very own culinary spin on these tales. “The Starving Skelton,” for instance, focuses on a ramen chef who turns his again on a beggar asking for meals, solely to wind up being eaten, piece by piece, by the person he turned away. “I had by no means heard of Kaiden, the Japanese Edo-period ghost tales, earlier than Tony introduced it up,” Rose stated final fall. “By no means heard of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, the samurai sport of 100 candles. Tony talked about it first throughout a joint interview, after which afterwards over a beer at a close-by tavern, he received into it. He was encyclopedic.” All 4 graphic novels have been launched as a set from Darkish Horse, with 5 bonus Bourdain recipes impressed by the tales.
There’s no phrase but on when the animated collection may see the sunshine of day, or the place it can land when it’s all completed. However Sony Footage Animation notes that this will likely be an “anthology of frightening, hilarious, twisted, and culinary-inspired ghost stories,“ where each episode will “range in tone and will look completely different from the last, taking advantage of various forms of animation to best fit each story.” On this regard, it sounds just like the collection will mirror the visible type of the ebook, which featured the work of many alternative proficient artists. Sony Footage Animation is similar firm that produced final yr’s Oscar-winning characteristic Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, so Hungry Ghosts followers can relaxation assured that the graphic novels are within the palms of a studio that is aware of find out how to do visually-stunning comedian ebook diversifications.
Keep tuned for updates on the Hungry Ghosts animated collection as they grow to be obtainable.
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