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The film is based on a self-published novel by 26-year-old Kota Hada in which he relayed his experiences helping to fund and build a school in Cambodia with some classmates from Nippon Medical School. The students learned that 1,500,000 yen could pay for a 5-classroom school in rural Cambodia, so they traveled there and began volunteering in an area still scarred by civil war.
Filming began in Tokyo early this week and the production will move on to Cambodia in mid-November. A theatrical release is slated for fall 2011.
Sources: Tokyograph, Sankei Sports
As if Tak Sakaguchi, Noboru Iguchi, and Yoshihiro Nishimura teaming up to direct Mutant Girls Squad (which we told you about here) wasn't splatter-tastic enough, now comes word that the Iguchi, Nishimura, and Takashi Shimizu TV show entitled The Ancient Dogoo Girl is being adapted into a feature film. What will our Japanese friends think of next?
Twitch explains that The Ancient Dogoo Girl, which was initiated by Machine Girl director Iguchi, who then roped in pals Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police) and Shimizu (Ju-on) to direct episodes, [was] produced for a minor Japanese cable network available only in parts of the country [so] a healthy portion of Japan hasn't even been able to see it yet. But that's about to change.
For more lowdown on the project, let's turn to Outcast Cinema's Marc Walkow: The series stars 20-year-old photo model Erika Yazawa - whose assets are clearly visible on her chest - as Dogu-chan, »
- Uncle Creepy
Regular readers of Twitch may very well recall us mentioning The Ancient Dogoo Girl a good while back. A low budget television series initiated by Machine Girl director Noboru Iguchi -- who then roped in pals Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police) and Takashi Shimizu (Juon, The Grudge) to direct episodes -- and produced for a minor Japanese cable network available only in parts of the country, Dogoo revolves around an ancient yokai-battling warrior revived in modern times. As you'd expect from an Iguchi project, the lead is not exactly shy about showing off flesh and the entire thing is shot through with crazy creatures and unrepentant adolescent energy.
The big question, of course, is when people would be able to see this thing. Heck - a healthy portion of Japan hasn't even been able to see it yet, so what are the chance of it being seen over here? Well, »
3 items from 2010
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