On April 16th a poster for upcoming movie titled “Helter Skelter” has been revealed. It was also announced that Ayumi Hamasaki’s song “Evolution” which was released back in 2001 will be used as the theme song. The director of the movie, Ninagawa Mika commented about the song and the movie’s theme with: “It’s a movie about a woman who flexibly keeps on her feet, although she’s getting consumed by the city called Tokyo. I don’t think there is any artist better suited for such a theme than Hamasaki Ayumi.” “Whether people like the song or not, they all know it’s from Hamasaki Ayumi after listening to it for a second and they are able to hum the melody. That’s proof of its wonderful originality and energy which never seem to vanish.”
Ayumi Hamasaki commented, “With pleasure I accepted the offer, after all it was Ninagawa who wished for me to provide the theme song, and moreover, it’s a very important movie for Erika, my junior from the same agency. I myself am very emotionally attached to this song and that’s why it makes me very happy that I’m able to give more people the chance to listen to it for the first time and let it leave an impression on them.”
Sawajiri Erika, a fan of Ayumi Hamasaki, and the actress in the movie commented, “I was so happy when I heard that ‘evolution’ was going to be the theme song for this movie. I think that with Ayu’s song the movie became even more colorful and charming than it already was.”
I look forward to the end product of this movie.
“Helter Skelter” will be released on July 16th.