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Takashi Miike’s ‘Ninja Kids!!’ Targeted For Us Remake

30 August 2011 6:47 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The outrageously prolific director Takashi Miike is no stranger to remakes. Two of his recent films (13 Assassins and Hara-Kiri) are remakes, and he's remade Kim Jee-woon's The Quiet Family as The Happiness of the Katakuris, and Kinji Fukasaku's Graveyard of Honor as a new film with the same name. But not so many Miike movies get remade. Perhaps it's just that he works so fast that no one can settle on a target? Looks like the first next remake of a Miike movie to come out of Hollywood might be Ninja Kids!!, the family film that has done well in Japan. (And which is an adaptation of a Japanese TV show about youngsters training in the ways of the ninja.) "A major production company" is reportedly in negotiations for the rights now. THR [1] reports that a well-received screening at the New York Asian Film Festival in July helped get people interested in the remake, »

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