Thursday, August 21, 2008


I'm fascinated by weirdos, but when they are Japanese... even more so.

Most Americans know director Fruit Chan from his contribution to Three ... Extremes. His portion, Dumplings, was the best of the three films (no doubt aided by the fact that Christopher Doyle shot it, making the culinary art of aborted embryo dumplings look elegant). It was some of the most intriguing natal-horror since maybe The Brood.

Well, like many Asian directors of late (Pang Brothers, Takashi Shimizu, Masayuki Ochiai etc.) Chan is getting his shot at an American financed film. It's a remake of Hideo Nakata's Joy├╗-rei. Who knows the end result, but some recent stills taken on the set are at least making me sit-up:

That kinda looks like what would happen if Rachel Weisz were flypaper.

The weirdo, Fruit Chan.

More fetus-gore. What's up with this guy???

Ugh... Eli Roth is in it!?! All I want for Christmas is a permit to punch this guy.

1 comment:

Fletch said...

Yeeeeeeahhhh....I'll pass.