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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Beat Takeshi to star in TV Tokyo drama special

Beat Takeshi will be starring in the new Tokyo drama SP "Hagoku" (Jailbreak) which will be shown within 2017. The drama SP which is based on the same-titled novel by the late Yoshimura Akira, is the first real-life adaptation in 32 years. The last real-life adaptation was produced by NHK in 1985 featuring the late Ogata Ken and focused on the prisoner rather than the warden.

In this drama SP set in 1942, Takeshi will be playing a prison warden named Urata Susumu who works at Kosuge Prison in Tokyo and has no purpose in life other than stop his prisoners from escaping ever since his wife died during an earthquake. One day, he is informed that a former inmate at Kosuge named Sakuma Kiyotaro who used to respect him a lot and was sent to another prison in Akita to serve his life sentence had escaped. 3 months later, Sakuma comes to Urata's house and reveals that he was subjected to inhumane treatment at the Akita prison and wants to launch a lawsuit against them. However, Urata tells on Sakuma which results in the latter being caught and sent to the prison in Abashiri, Hokkaido. Subsequently, Urata gets transferred to Abashiri to become the chief warden and meets Sakuma there again.

Although Takeshi is an experienced actor and director, he said that he tried to do exactly what the director asked for and felt nervous about acting in this drama which had the theme of what it means to live.

Filming began in the middle of January.

Sources: Sanspo / Oricon / Eiga.com
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Will this give him an idea for his next movie?

Vehicle carry Takeshi Kitano attacked by man with pick axe

A vehicle carrying acclaimed Japanese film director and actor Takeshi Kitano was attacked by a man with a pick axe and a knife, media reports said Sunday.

Kitano, 74, also a celebrated television comedian in Japan, was inside the vehicle on the premises of private network TBS in Tokyo when the attack took place late Saturday night, the station reported.

The attacker, a male in his 40s from Chiba Prefecture, cracked the windshield and beat other parts of the vehicle, TBS and other local media reported.

No one was injured in Saturday evening’s attack, reports said, which national broadcaster NHK said took place after Kitano had finished filming a live news and entertainment show for TBS.

Police arrested the man on the spot and are interviewing him to determine his motive*, NTV said.

Tokyo Metropolitan Police declined to comment when reached Sunday.


* I know his motive. The guy is nuts!!
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