Warrior mentality

World Brief

Japanese major Shochiku has persuaded modernist helmer and former documentarian Kore-eda Hirokazu to direct his first samurai movie.

Now in production, “Hana Yori Mo Naho” concerns a troubled samurai warrior and a widow. Release in Japan is skedded for next spring.

Pic stars Junichi Okada (“Tokyo Tower”), Rie Miyazawa (“Twilight Samurai”) and Tadanobu Asano. Producers are Sato Shiho and Enoki Nozomu.

Shochiku also is producing “Bushi no Ichibun” (One-Line Samurai), the final part of Yoji Yamada’s trilogy that began with “Twilight Samurai” and “The Hidden Blade.”

More Film

  • 'Path of Blood' Review: The Mask

    Film Review: 'Path of Blood'

    Japanese major Shochiku has persuaded modernist helmer and former documentarian Kore-eda Hirokazu to direct his first samurai movie. Now in production, “Hana Yori Mo Naho” concerns a troubled samurai warrior and a widow. Release in Japan is skedded for next spring. Pic stars Junichi Okada (“Tokyo Tower”), Rie Miyazawa (“Twilight Samurai”) and Tadanobu Asano. Producers […]

  • Supernatural Romance 'Hush, Hush' Movie Taps

    Film News Roundup: Supernatural Romance Movie 'Hush, Hush' Taps Kellie Cyrus as Director

    Japanese major Shochiku has persuaded modernist helmer and former documentarian Kore-eda Hirokazu to direct his first samurai movie. Now in production, “Hana Yori Mo Naho” concerns a troubled samurai warrior and a widow. Release in Japan is skedded for next spring. Pic stars Junichi Okada (“Tokyo Tower”), Rie Miyazawa (“Twilight Samurai”) and Tadanobu Asano. Producers […]

  • Richard Madden

    'Game of Thrones' Actor Richard Madden to Play Elton John's Manager in 'Rocketman' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Japanese major Shochiku has persuaded modernist helmer and former documentarian Kore-eda Hirokazu to direct his first samurai movie. Now in production, “Hana Yori Mo Naho” concerns a troubled samurai warrior and a widow. Release in Japan is skedded for next spring. Pic stars Junichi Okada (“Tokyo Tower”), Rie Miyazawa (“Twilight Samurai”) and Tadanobu Asano. Producers […]

  • Graphic Novel 'Under,' About Sewer Mutants,

    Graphic Novel 'Under,' About Sewer-Dwelling Mutants, Being Adapted Into Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

    Japanese major Shochiku has persuaded modernist helmer and former documentarian Kore-eda Hirokazu to direct his first samurai movie. Now in production, “Hana Yori Mo Naho” concerns a troubled samurai warrior and a widow. Release in Japan is skedded for next spring. Pic stars Junichi Okada (“Tokyo Tower”), Rie Miyazawa (“Twilight Samurai”) and Tadanobu Asano. Producers […]

  • Daniel KaluuyaThe Metropolitan Museum of Art's

    Daniel Kaluuya to Star in Romantic Drama 'Queen and Slim' From Lena Waithe

    Japanese major Shochiku has persuaded modernist helmer and former documentarian Kore-eda Hirokazu to direct his first samurai movie. Now in production, “Hana Yori Mo Naho” concerns a troubled samurai warrior and a widow. Release in Japan is skedded for next spring. Pic stars Junichi Okada (“Tokyo Tower”), Rie Miyazawa (“Twilight Samurai”) and Tadanobu Asano. Producers […]

  • Durban Fest Fetes South African Women

    Durban Fest Fetes South African Women With Diverse Line-Up

    Japanese major Shochiku has persuaded modernist helmer and former documentarian Kore-eda Hirokazu to direct his first samurai movie. Now in production, “Hana Yori Mo Naho” concerns a troubled samurai warrior and a widow. Release in Japan is skedded for next spring. Pic stars Junichi Okada (“Tokyo Tower”), Rie Miyazawa (“Twilight Samurai”) and Tadanobu Asano. Producers […]

  • Predator Comic-Con panel

    'The Predator' Teases Battling Aliens at Gory Comic-Con Panel

    Japanese major Shochiku has persuaded modernist helmer and former documentarian Kore-eda Hirokazu to direct his first samurai movie. Now in production, “Hana Yori Mo Naho” concerns a troubled samurai warrior and a widow. Release in Japan is skedded for next spring. Pic stars Junichi Okada (“Tokyo Tower”), Rie Miyazawa (“Twilight Samurai”) and Tadanobu Asano. Producers […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content