Rigor Mortis secures Asian, European deals
Horror set for Japan, India, Philippines and farther afield
Anime films top Japan B.O.
Beyond the Memories seventh-placed
Domestic films lead Japan box office
Human Trust debuts in fourth place
Eisei Gekijo launches auteur film series
Project of Japanese cable network to also nurture new actors
Restored Asian classics to be screened in Venice
Films by Chan, Jiang, Oshima and other auteurs
Asian buyers busy at EFM
Pickups include teen fantasy, paranormal thriller, spoof horror
GDC strikes further Japan digital deals
Pace of conversion to accelerate as VPF agreements expand
iTunes movies arrive in Japan
Local studios provide content. Sony stays outside.
Vincent Gallo joins Human Trust
By Kevin Ma
Wed, 10 July 2013, 20:05 PM (HKT)
Gallo plays Harold, an American investment banker who hires an assassin — played by South Korea's YOO Ji-tae 유지태 | 劉智泰 — to go after the protagonist, a Japanese scam artist.
Based on an idea by novelist FUKUI Harutoshi 福井晴敏, Human Trust is about a globetrotting search for a long-lost fund that was confiscated by the American army at the end of World War II. Fukui and Sakamoto co-wrote the script, and Fukui's novelisation will be published in August.
Principal photography for the Shochiku production – which took place in Japan, Russia, United States and Thailand – was completed in spring 2013. It is scheduled to open in Japanese cinemas on 19 October.