The Taiwan-set film is a co-venture between Taiwan’s Joint Pictures and Japan’s Shimensoka. The partners will handle distribution in their respective territories and are currently looking for a sales agent to handle business overseas. Additional finance comes from the exhibition and new tech sectors.
The project was announced at the Cannes Film Festival. The film’s stars Satoshi Tsumbuki and Etsushi Toyokawa will be presented at the Taiwan industry party on Saturday.
Production is due to begin in late June, and delivery is tentatively scheduled for the second quarter of 2019.
Hanno has managed to attract the services of Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto to compose the film’s theme song.