A popular Japanese video game has become a live-action movie, but in the United States.
Kadokawa Games’ 2016 visual novel game Root Letter has become adapted into a thriller that stars Top Gun: Maverick‘s Danny Ramirez as Carlos, an impoverished teen from a fractured home, as he attempts to reconnect with Sarah, a school pen pal after he receives a desperate note from her claiming that she has killed someone. As Carlos travels to Sarah’s hometown and investigates, he uncovers a criminal plot involving Sarah’s fraught group of friends, and a chilling secret which has led to Sarah’s disappearance.
Keana Marie, Mark St. Cyr, and Lydia Hearst co-star in the film, which is directed by Sonja O’Hara and written by David Ebeltoft. The film is produced by AMMO Entertainment’s Annmarie Sairrino, Ammo Inc,’s Moeko Suzuki, and Kat McPhee, lensed by Dan McBride, scored by Jessica Weiss, and edited by Stephanie Filo. Filmed in 2019, the film was picked up by Entertainment Squad for release.
The film will be released in select theaters and VOD on September 1.