Takashi Miike: The Hardest Working Maniac in Showbusiness

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Takashi Miike: The Hardest Working Maniac in Showbusiness

Postby Spandau Belly on Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:29 am

Surprisingly, I couldn't find a thread devoted to Takashi Miike in which to post this news story, so I figured I would start one.

Empire Online wrote:Here’s a potential combination of movie elements that has us intrigued and possibly very excited: an original script, Ichi The Killer director Takashi Miike making his English-language debut and Tom Hardy as the likely star. We're eagerly anticipating The Outsider.Hardy is aboard to star in the film, which Joel Silver has been developing from Andrew Baldwin’s script. The plot is apparently an epic set in post-World War II Japan where a former American GI sinks into the murky world of the Japanese yakuza.Miike is in negotiations to direct, and the project, which had been bubbling over at Warner Bros. (where Silver’s production company was based until recently), is now being funded independently.


We recently did a round in the Oleg Movie Club devoted entirely to discovering the works of Miike, and he's got to be the most versatile director out there. He's mostly known for making bizarre, surreal, ultraviolent movies, but he can also reign it in and make very restrained straightforward films. This guy is incredible.
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Re: Takashi Miike: The Hardest Working Maniac in Showbusines

Postby travis-dane on Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:27 pm

Yes, he is.

Miike and Silver working together could give us a very violent movie.

How could Warner let Silver go, he's one of the best producers out there.
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Re: Takashi Miike: The Hardest Working Maniac in Showbusines

Postby TheButcher on Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:14 am

Variety:
Self-Control is Killing Japanese Movie Prospects
Mark Schilling wrote:TOKYO – A predictable handful of Japanese movies each year receive regular slots in international film festivals, especially if the films are made by such established auteurs such as Hirokazu Kore’eda, or Naomie Kawase, or by mavericks Takashi Miike and Sion Sono.

But for other Nippon filmmakers a lack of daring may be rendering Japanese films toothless and harder to sell abroad. In fact, there is a growing catalog of examples where opportunities to be interesting have been carefully avoided.

The way that films are made in Japan may be to blam
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Re: Sono Sion: The Hardest Working Maniac in Showbusiness

Postby TheButcher on Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:10 am

Sony Picks Up Cult Indie Director Sono Sion’s ‘Shinjuku Swan’
Mark Schilling wrote:The prolific Sono plans to release a total of six films in Japan in 2015. One is the monster movie parody “Love & Peace,” which is set for an early summer bow; another is “Hisohiso Boshi,” a Fukushima-nuclear-disaster-themed film without a firm opening date. Other titles have yet to be announced.



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Postby TheButcher on Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:38 pm

Exclusive: CEO Alex Bafer Tells Us About The Return of Carolco
Almost 20 years after it closed, Carolco is back. CEO Alex Bafer tells us about its revival and a "very big" future sci-fi blockbuster.
Ryan Lambie wrote:As part of the new Carolco deal, the studio will be funding Mario Kassar's latest project, Audition - a new version of Ryu Murakami's novel first brought to the screen by Takashi Miike in 1999. Written and directed by Richard Gray, it's currently scheduled to go before cameras later this year.

"There are going to be a couple of changes from the original," Bafer says. "I'm biting my tongue because I don't want to let the cat out of the bag, but there's going to be some different twists to it that are going to be quite surprising to people, I believe."

Beyond that, Carolco has other projects in the pipeline. Although they're currently shrouded in secrecy, one of them sounds like the kind of movie the old Carolco might have brought to the screen in its 80s pomp.

"We're talking something very, very big," Bafer told us. "An action packed, Terminator-type sci-fi summer blockbuster, which is probably the logical next step for us after this."
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Re: Takashi Miike: The Hardest Working Maniac in Showbusines

Postby TheButcher on Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:28 am

Trailer for Takashi Miike's YAKUZA APOCALYPSE Is Insane!
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Re: Takashi Miike: The Hardest Working Maniac in Showbusines

Postby TheButcher on Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:33 pm

The Villainess,' Takashi Miike's 'Jojo's Bizarre Adventure' to Open Fantasia Festival
The first titles unveiled for the Montreal film fest include Luc Besson's 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,' starring Rihanna and Dane DeHaan.
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