J-Horror Up For A Big Change?


I use to be a devoted fan to Asian horror. I would watch all the new releases and followed every new film that was coming our way. But now the days of Takashi Shimizu, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Hideo Nakata. Rather than making their own path like these filmmakers there fellow Asian directors took the easy route and took the well travelled road.

So overtime we have fed the same J-Horror for quite sometime. But now one of the most unique of those first trailblazers of Asian cinema, Ryuhei Kitamura (Versus) is teaming up with Shinya Kawai to produce Yoroi. Gaga Communications will be backing both of the producers.

Isao Kiriyama has written several of Kitamura's films including Alive, Azumi and Godzilla: Final Wars. He also lent his talents to Battlefield Baseball. Kiriyama will make his directoral debut on Yoroi. The pic is about a hostage family, robberies and samurai zombies.

Kitamura told Variety, "'Yoroi,' does not involve a girl with long hair, nor a videotape, cell phone or a camera. Rather it will go to the next level". Currently Kitamura is busy working on Clive Barkers Midnight Meat Train.

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