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Tarantino, Miike Team Up Again
Quentin Tarantino (43) is to have a cameo role in the new movie by Miike Takashi (46). A hugely prolific director with 34 movies in the last 11 years, Miike has tried his hand at comedy, violence and horror [[COLOR=yellow]Greg's Note: Sometimes all three at once]. For his latest project, "Sukiyaki Western Django", he is turning for inspiration to the 'spaghetti westerns' of the 1960s, with Franco Nero's "Django" (1966) being one of the most influential. Tarantino, whose role is described simply as a 'mystery man', will be in Japan later this month to film his scenes. Filming began at the Syonai Eigamura open set in Yamagata Prefecture at the weekend. The movie stars Itoh Hideaki (31) and, borrowing heavily from old Japanese history, involves a rivalry between the "Genji Gang" and the "Heike Gang". The Japanese cast members, including "Memoirs of a Geisha" star Momoi Kaori, Sato Koji and Kimura Yoshino, spent two months in intensive language training to handle the script, which is all in English. The theme song, "Sasurai no Jango", is sung by veteran enka star Kitajima Saburo (70). Miike recently had a guest appearance in "Hostel", the splatter movie produced by Tarantino, who has heavily influenced his work. "I wanted Tarantino to be in this project as I see him as the 'anti-Hollywood', someone who's trying to change Hollywood," he said. Django is scheduled to open in the autumn of 2007 and is sure to feature in film festivals worldwide.
Source: Japan Zone