Jul 20 2018

Teaser trailer #2 for movie “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps”

Teaser trailer #2 added for upcoming movie “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” starring Ryoko Shinohara and Hidetoshi Nishijima. Movie is based on 2015 novel “Ningyo no Nemuru Ie” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. The movie brings up moral questions on when parents should give up on children deemed brain dead by doctors. Teaser trailer #2 begins with Ryoko Shinohara’s voice stating in Japanese “This child is alive.”

“The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” will be released November 16, 2018 in Japan.

Jul 19 2018

Shinichi Tsutsumi, Yuya Yagira and Rina Kawaei cast in movie “Nakuna Akaoni”

Shinichi TsutsumiYuya Yagira and Rina Kawaei are cast in movie “Nakuna Akaoni.” The film is based on short story “Nakuna Akaoni” by Kiyoshi Shigematsu and directed by Atsushi Kaneshige. In the film, Shinichi Tsutsumi will play former high school baseball coach Takashi Obuchi. He learns a former student (played by Yuya Yagira) has terminal cancer and only 6 months to live. Filming for “Nakuna Akaoni” will begin early next month in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture.

“Nakuna Akaoni” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

 

Jul 17 2018

Masaharu Fukuyama and Yuriko Ishida cast in movie “Machine no Owari ni”

Masaharu Fukuyama and Yuriko Ishida are cast in movie “Machine no Owari ni.” The film is based on novel “Machine no Owari ni” by Keiichiro Hirano and directed by Hiroshi Nishitani (“Suspect X“/”Galileo“). Filming begins September, 2018 and finishes at the end of November, 2018. Shooing will take place in Japan, Paris and New York. In the film, Masaharu Fukuyama will play classical guitarist Satoshi Makino and Yuriko Ishida will play journalist Yoko Komine.

“Machine no Owari ni” will be released sometime during autumn, 2019 in Japan.

 

Jul 16 2018

Masaki Suda cast in live-action film “The Great War of Archimedes”

Masaki Suda is cast in live-action film “The Great War of Archimedes.” The film is based on manga series “Archimedes no Taisen” by Norifusa Mita and is directed by Takashi Yamazaki (“Always: Sunset on Third Street“/”The Eternal Zero“). In the film, which is set in the 1930’s, Masaki Suda will play a genius mathematician. He tries to uncover a conspiracy related to the building of the world’s largest battleship Yamato.

Filming for “The Great War of Archimedes” is currently underway and will finish September, 2018.