One of the most prolific and diverse directors, Japan’s Sion Sono is planning a comic actioner Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (Jigoku de Naze Warui)
His first pure entertainment blockbuster will see him direct a script that he first wrote 15 years ago and the comedic actioner has ‘accidental’ similarities with Quentin Tarantino‘s Kill Bill, while Tarantino was just in his Jackie Brown phase.
The film will star Shinichi Tsutsumi as a gangster, Ikegami who bears a grudge towards against an older rival whose daughter he also happens to be in love with; Jun Kunimura will play the rival, Muto, while Fumi Nikaido who won an award in Venice for her performance in Himizu will play Muto’s daughter Mitsuko. Getting dragged into this complicated situation are the movie director Hirata (Hasegawa Hiroki) and some random man named Kouji (Hoshino Gen).
Why Don’t You Play in Hell? will also star the comedian, talent and actress Tomochika.
Knowing Sono, whose disaster drama The Land of Hope won the Netpac award at Toronto this year, I’m sure ti will be so much more than that logline.
The action comedy is slated for a March 2013 release in Japan.
Source: Tokio Hive