Despite being a fan of horror cinema, I have only seen two features by Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer and Imprint, an episode of Masters Of Horror) which is only interesting because the man is remarkably prolific.
And while I have no intention of commiting seppuku (which I am reasonably sure a few people will do in the movie) I will have to catch up on my Miike.
I like introducing artists to people who may not be aware that they’re out there, so here’s the trailer for The Purgation, a movie by Elaine Chu that revolves around a woman named Iris, who attempts the exorcise some figurative ghosts and, if the trailer is any indicator, ends up encountering some very literal ones.
Then again, when Iris visited an asylum from her past I could have told her that there would be problems. That being said, what kind of horror movie would you have if someone didn’t go into the darkened basement or if the call you received on a late and stormy night didn’t come from in the house?
Elaine is joining some pretty august company. Off the top of my head, I can recall relatively few Asian or Asian-American horror directors, like Ronny Yu, Takashi Miike, Su-chang Kong, James Wan and Justin Lin.
Elaine is funding her film via Indiegogo, which ended earlier this year. She also appears to be also accepting funds on her web site, so if you’re able to lend a hand, she’d appreciate it.
Can Keanu Reeves star in a movie where he doesn’t happen to be “The One?” I mean, it was interesting in Andy Wachowski and Lena Wachowski’s ‘Matrix’ films, but it’s beginning to feel a bit long in the tooth.
Also, watching the trailer for Carl Rinsch’s troubled “47 Ronin” part of me wonders why the story couldn’t be told minus the butt-load of special effects.
By the way, I don’t know much about Rinsch, but doesn’t the development of his film sound just a bit similar to that of another troubled production, namely “World War Z?”
And, didn’t Takashi Miike already make this film, when he did “13 Assassins?”