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Takashi Miike lines up yet another new film

Joshua Brunsting

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March 6th, 2012

There is truly no more prolific a filmmaker alive than one Takashi Miike.

Somehow, the man is not only able to make films spanning from samurai epic to courtroom drama, but also able to make two, three or maybe four films during the span of a calendar year, all of which strike his very singular sense of style.  And he’s gotten himself yet another project.

Cinema Today is reporting (hat tip to NipponCinema) that Miike will be adapting Yusuke Kishi’s novel, ‘Aku no Kyoten (also known as ‘Lesson Of Love’).  The film will star Hideaki Ito, and will follow “a teacher named Seiji Hasumi who’s loved by his students and respected by his peers. However, his outward charm masks his true nature. In reality, Hasumi is a psychopath who is unable to feel empathy for other human beings. Specifically, he has a severe antisocial personality disorder.” Sounds interesting.

Personally, while I haven’t been huge on Miike’s latest work (13 ASSASSINS is a great film, but HARA-KIRI is a failed pile of drek), and his output is often mixed at best, this film sounds really intriguing.  I’m going to always be interested in any film that the director pumps out, but this one sounds all the more interesting given the great premise.

What do you think?

Source: NipponCinema / CinemaToday

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