I thought this might make some of you excited…see below.
Miike Pulls Six-Guns For "Django"
Posted: Monday November 20th 2006 1:28am
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Author: Garth Franklin
Japanese director Takashi Miike is making the first “sushi western” entitled “Sukiyaki Western Django” for Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
The director has talked close friend of Quentin Tarantino into appearing as a ‘mystery man’ in the $6.8 million English-language movie, a homage to the spaghetti westerns of the 1960’s.
The story follows the clashes between two rival gangs in a 19th century setting that will blend US and Japanese archetypes. Hideaki Itoh, Kaori Momoi, Koji Sato and Yoshino Kimura star.
Filming began this weekend at the Syonai Movie Studio in Yamagata Prefecture, northern Japan. Tarantino is scheduled to visit Japan later this month to film his scenes. The film will get released late 2007.