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Universal Japan signs on for ‘Eagle’

Company to co-produce Izuru Narushima project

Universal Pictures has boarded Japanese actioner “Midnight Eagle” and will release the film in North America this year.

The agreement was struck between Japanese studio Shochiku and Universal Pictures Japan. Deal sees Universal Japan become a co-producer of the Izuru Narushima-helmed project.

In a first for Universal, studio is named as manager of a consortium of firms producing a Japanese movie and will see its logo appear in “Midnight Eagle’s” opening credits. Japanese films are regularly bankrolled by a group of firms including theater owners and strategic marketing partners. The “Midnight Eagle” consortium includes 12 companies.

The film had its world preem Oct. 2 at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theater and will open the Tokyo Intl. Film Fest this month. It will be released in Japanese theaters by Shochiku in November.

The $10 million actioner concerns a standoff between Japan and secret agents from an unknown foreign country, after a U.S. Stealth jet crashes into a Japanese mountainside.

The screenplay is by Yasuo Hasegawa and Kenzaburo Iida, based on the novel by Tetsuo Takashima.

It stars Takao Osawa, Yuko Takeuchi, Hiroshi Tamaki, Eisaku Yoshida, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Nao Omori, Ken Ishiguro and Tatsuya Fuji.

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