There are a whole lot of query marks round this report from Variety
this morning. Stories out of Japan is that Kitano Takeshi is making ready to shoot his closing movie Neck
) in Could. It could be a interval actioner tailored from Kitano’s personal 2019 novel (pictured left) of the identical title.
The novel “Kubi” is one in every of many fictional remedies of the real-life Honno-ji Incident, wherein famed warlord Oda Nobunaga was assassinated at a temple in Kyoto in 1582. The characters are primarily actual historic figures, together with Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the Nobunaga retainer who avenges his lifeless lord in battle, and Sorori Shinzaemon, a Hideyoshi attendant famous for his wit.
In Kitano’s novel, which begins previous to the assassination, Shinzaemon captures Araki Murashige, a Nobunaga normal accused of disloyalty. The plot revolves across the destiny of Murashige, whose neck Nobunaga goals to sever.
Earlier than the skepticism kicks in there are a few causes to be enthusiastic about this mission. The report says that Ken Watanabe is connected to the mission. That is cool. We like him. Additionally, Japanese interval motion movies are a few of the greatest interval motion movies within the World, bar none.
So why the query marks? This information is “based on native journal Josei Jishin, which reported the information as an unconfirmed unique”. Variety
couldn’t get affirmation from Kitano’s company, although native Japanese media have picked up the ball and run with it. As a result of it is Kitano!
And why would this be Kitano’s closing movie? Nicely, the report is particular as to why, however, the multi-hyphanate is 74 now and in 2018 had stepped down from his position at Workplace Kitano. I would challenge this problem to Kitano and say that Kurosawa was 83 when he directed his final movie, Mâdadayo. This report from Selection does say that Kurosowa’s The Seven Samurai was a giant affect on Kubi.
Could will not be too far-off. Let’s examine what occurs.