Last spring, news came out that Tom Hardy (Bane in The Dark Knight Rises) would be starring in The Outsider, the English-language debut of Japanese director Takashi Miike (13 Assassins). Unfortunately, the latest development is after production got started, Hardy left the project, and, while recasting began, the ever busy Miike had to move on to other projects. More after the jump.
Sometimes the UK get Japanese media long before North America, or which North America never gets. Along these lines, the UK's independent British distributors Third Window Films has licensed Lesson of Evil, prolific director Takashi Miike's (13 Assassins, live action Phoenix Wright) adaptation of the sociopath problem solver teacher novel from From the New World author Yūsuke Kishi. More after the jump.
Prolific director Miike Takashi made his name internationally with an adaptation of the Ichi the Killer manga, and manga adaptations have been a large part of his recent, prolific work, including last year's Ai to Makoto and this year's Mogura no Uta. His most recent project goes back to the medium with an adaptation of Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Akeji Fujimura's survival game series Kami-sama no Iutoori (As the God of Death Dictates) planned for 2014. More after the jump.
In late September we posted about Takashi Miike adapting Noboru Takahashi's long-running crime manga Mogura no Uta into a live-action film. Now the film's official website has a 90-second preview showing more of the prolific director's upcoming adaptation.
Prolific director Takashi Miike (remake 13 Assassins, manga based Ichi the Killer, anime based Yatterman) is back with another manga adaptation. Having turned 70's manga Ai to makoto into last year's bizarre dance musical, he's now adapting Noboru Takahashi's long running seinen crime manga Mogura no Uta (Mole's Song). Get a look after the jump.
In the 19th century, Yotsuya Kaidan was staged as a kabuki play along side the story of the 47 Ronin. The story of the vengeful spirit of a samurai's betrayed wife first became a movie in 1912, then was adapted about 18 times in the next two decades, and over 30 times to date. Takashi Miike (13 Assassins) has now taken on what's probably the most influential dead wet girl horror story. More after the jump.
Coming up this April on the ever packed schedule of prolific and often trangressive director Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Ichi the Killer) is Straw Shield. The film follows what happens when pretty much all of Japan tries to kill a man, played by Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note's Light). More after the jump.
In the year that Takashi Miike made his critically acclaimed remake of Eiichi Kudo's 1963 13 Assassins, he also directed a 3D remake of Masaki Kobayashi's 1962 film Hara-Kiri. The film, nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival, is now coming to DVD and Blu-ray via New Video Group on January 22nd. More after the jump.
It's definitely a big autumn for adaptations of Yūsuke Kishi novels. While his From the New World becomes a sci-fi anime this October, the acclaimed and prolific Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, live action Phoenix Wright) brings Kishi's warped story of a would be great teacher, Lesson of the Evil, to Japanese theaters on November 10th. Get a new look after the jump.
After telling a story about teens in his recent romance musical adaptation of period manga For Love's Sake, prolific director Takashi Miike is following the age group into darker territory with his new adaptation of Yusuke Kishi's novel about a pyschopath teacher who starts solving a school's problems by murdering its students, Lesson of the Evil. See a new teaser trailer after the jump.
After making his renowned samurai epic 13 Assassins, filmmaker Takashi Miike quickly returned to the period with Ninja Kids!!! for the youngsters and the far more serious Hara-Kiri for older fans. The latter has finally seen its anticipated North American release, launching on Video on Demand today and hitting theaters (in 3D) on July 20. Check out Crunchyroll News' exclusive early look after the jump.
Whether it's anime, martial arts, comedy, something new or something uniqe, the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival looks like it'll offer the thrills and marvels that have come to be expected from the top notch event. This year, they'll be screening dead fish horror anime Gyo, Keiichi Satou's (Tiger & Bunny) adaptation of cannibalism manga Asura and Takashi Miike's Ace Attorney. See the butt-kicking trailer after the the jump.