Helmer Takashi Miike, whose samurai swashbuckler "13 Assassins" played in competition at Venice, will make a yet untitled pic based on "Harakiri" (Seppuku), a 1962 Masaki Kobayashi period drama…
Sophia Loren will receive Japan's Praemium Imperiale for theater and film in a ceremony on Oct. 13 attended by Prince Hitachi, honorary patron of Japan's Art Assn., which hands out the annual awards.
Capcom and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan will co-produce 3D toon "Resident Evil: Damnation," a sequel to 2008 CG toon "Resident Evil: Degeneration," the partners announced on Tuesday.
The Tokyo Intl. Film Festival will screen footage from the 3D sci-fi epic "Tron: Legacy" in advance of its worldwide Dec. 17 bow. The nearly 30 minutes of footage will unspool on Oct. 23.
A consortium led by NTT DoCoMo, one of Japan's major mobile communications companies, has received a government nod to begin offering a broadcasting service targeting cellphone and other mobile…
Takeshi Kitano will make a sequel to his 2010 Cannes competition entry "Outrage," his Office Kitano agency has announced.
Toon house Group Tac filed for bankruptcy in Tokyo District Court with debts of $7.7 million.
Multiplex chain Kadokawa Cineplex has launched a project to beam theatrical events live to its cinemas.
The Japanese film biz is booming -- that is, if you happen to be Toho (by far the biggest distrib) or its TV network partners, who serve as backers and producers of the Toho slate. Eight of the top…
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Asian toon streaming site operator Crunchyroll has announced a partnership with Tai Seng Ent., which distribs Chinese-language TV shows and pics in the U.S., to directly stream new live-action…