Screen Daily have some very good news for fans of nightmarish body horror and man-maching splatterpunk today, with their report on an imminent third film in Shinya Tsukamoto‘s Tetsuo series. I’ve just done a handstand. If you haven’t, you probably don’t know the original films, each of which details the gradual and painful mutation of the protagonist from meek and fleshy human to metallised, mechanical cyborg killbot thing.
This latest episode is said to have its roots in Quentin Tarantino‘s request for Tsukamoto to write an English language take on the concept. Part way through, apparently, Tsukamoto found that American setting wasn’t proving to be a fruitful location for his story and so he decided to return the narrative to Tokyo, where it seems to have become a sequel rather than a remake. Of course, having said that, the second film in the series is somewhere between sequel and remake anyway.