Kazuaki Kiriya, Alec Newman

Japanese filmmaker, photographer and musicvid helmer Kazuaki Kiriya has signed with Endeavor.

Kiriya’s frosh feature, “Casshern,” which he produced and co-wrote, recently bowed in Japan with a $1.54 million B.O. take in its first two days on 181 screens. Pic preems this month with subtitles in Cannes.

Also inking with Endeavor is Scottish actor Alec Newman, who toplines the forthcoming WB series “Dark Shadows.”

Newman is managed by Acronym Management.

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