"Parasyte," the first of a two-parter about a teenage boy's struggle to survive an invasion of alien parasites, bowed atop the Japanese box office for the weekend of Nov. 29-30.
A Japanese teen manages to stop an alien infection before it spreads to his brain, but is then forced to coexist with the mutant creature when it takes control of his right arm.
Festival putting expanded emphasis on animation
Former New Line alien project sets November release for first episode
Japanese sellers come to FilMart with everything from art films to big-budget commercial pics.
Top Japanese film group, Toho will make a two-part sci-fi-horror pic based on the popular 1990s comic "Parasyte," having won a fierce bidding war after New Line ceded its rights.
More “‘Parasyte'” on Variety.com
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