After making Ninja Kids, Takashi Miike has gone back to telling the twisted tales of the human race. For those of you not familiar with the name, Miike has directed films such as 13 Assassins, Audition, Ichi the Killer, and a ton of other movies. His latest film, Lesson of the Evil, is an adaptation of Yusuke Kishi's novel of the same name. One thing is guaranteed... there will be lots of teenage blood spilled in this movie.
Actor Hideaki Ito plays a "High school teacher named Seiji Hasumi who is the most popular teacher at his school with an attractive smile. Yet, Hasumi is a psychopath. To solve some of his school's problems, like bullying, and to protect himself, Seiji begins to kill his students one by one." Ito had this to say in a previous statement about the character he plays,
When I read the original novel, I was terrified by the absolute wickedness that Hasumi gives out, as it gave me goosebumps. I am a little worried that my personality might be swallowed by Hasumi while acting as him, but at the same time, I feel lucky as an actor to be able to challenge this intense ‘evil’. With director Miike, I will aim to be the most evil and the worst protagonist in movie history.
Whoa! That's some goal he's got there, I hope he succeeds! This is a teaser trailer that takes you to the point of madness and then ends. Check it out and let us know if this is something you'd want to see!