Keeping up with the output of Japanese director Takashi Miike can be a difficult task. He’s slowed down somewhat in recent years, with only two films this year and two in 2009. But he’s still one of the most prodigious filmmakers alive, with a habit of burning like a wildfire through one feature project after another.

Now, just after 13 Assassins (his remake of a samurai picture from 1963) played to good notice at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, he’s booked another remake. This time Miike will turn his attention to a new version of the 1962 samurai classic Harakiri, and it will be his first film in 3D. Read More »