Controversial director Takashi Miike to work on “light comedy”

If legendary Japanese director Takashi Miike is good at anything, it’s keeping his audience on their toes. Despite building a career on gut-churning horror films such as Audition and Ichi the Killer, he is about to work on adapting a Nintendo DS videogame for the big screen.

Miike told The Huffington Post that his next film is “a very light comedy that I am filming now, a court drama, based on a video game, the Nintendo game DS”.

Slashfilm has deduced that Miike is talking about Capcom’s Ace Attorney game; one I am unfamiliar with, but assume it features few (if any) scenes in which a limbless man in a sack is forced to eat his own vomit.

Ever-prolific (he churns out a couple movies a year), Miike’s 13 Assassins will play the Sydney Film Festival next month. His most recent picture, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, does not yet have an Australian release date.

Discuss: Anyone familiar with Ace Attorney? Is Miike a good fit?

2 Responses to “Controversial director Takashi Miike to work on “light comedy””

  1. Actually Miike is a much more diverse director than many western viewers seem to understand. While he is known to us as a classic Japanese extreme filmmaker he has an incredibly varied CV including several childrens films such as The Great Yokai War and Zebraman.
    Recently Aussie viewers got a gander at Yatterman (best described as an episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on hallucinogenic drugs) and his most recently completed film is entitled Ninja Kids which is just what its title implies.
    Basically what I’m saying is that Miike can handle most genres.

  2. His 13 Assassins is a great movie, a must see for samurai fans.As with many Miike films , no shortage of blood and guts.Great remake of an old film.

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