Last week’s biggest news:
Coin Locker Babies is going to be made into a movie!
There was that quote by Oliver Stone (I think) on the back of the English edition of Murakami’s book and I thought ‘Fuck no, take your hands of that book >_< '. I was hoping no one from the USA would ever touch it and turn it into a movie. I always thought Coin Locker Babies could be to Japan what Trainspotting was to Britain. Both are shocking, dirty, bizarre and obscene, violent and grotesque. But of course, they are also powerful mirrors of their respective generations. Both have that fresh feeling because they don't fit into mainstream categories as they don't want to appeal to the masses. That's why I really hoped the Japanese would make a movie out of, and not the Americans. I don't want some half-assed Hollywood crap, not with that book! The Japanese can handle bizarreness quite well in film, I'm not sure what a mainly American team is going to make out of it. Sean Lennon has co-written the script though. Also, the production's gonna start later this year so there is no definite cast yet but Asano Tadanobu might be in it which means it won't be your typical Hollywood production and there will be a few (half-) Japanese people involved. (Other actors who might be in the film are Liv Tyler, Val Kilmer, Vincent Gallo and Asia Argento - all good to great actors who have proved their talent in smaller productions; plus they are all rather charismatic. So there is still some hope!
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A Coin Locker Babies movie? @_@ I can’t quite imagine…
I’m interested to see who’d they cast as Hashi, though — I always pictured him a darker version of Daigo Stardust. (But only because I don’t like Hashi, and I don’t like Daigo Stardust… *cough*)
It sounds quite interesting, I can’t wait to see how it turns out ^^
Hehe, I don’t like Hashi either :)
I think all the actors who have been named so far are kind of old ^^; (though it’s a pretty common thing to cast older actors for characters who are supposed to be younger). I just hope it doesn’t take away any of the youthful energy of Kiku and Anemone if they’re played by older actors.
If Asano Tadanobu and Val Kilmer are in it, it can’t be thaaaaat bad XD
..I didn’t even read that book but wanted to comment ^^; I’ll look out for the book now, seems interesting!