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Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Anne Hathaway and Tobey Maguire - Tokyo Suckerpunch

Another book being adapted onto the big screen, Tokyo Suckerpunch. I still haven't acquired Norwegian Wood yet but I think Tokyo Suckerpunch would be much better for me. It just seems so quirky and zany. Project's been lying around for a while but I only heard about it today.

Haven't seen Tobey since Spider-man 3 to be honest. Pairing him with the always lovely Anne Hathaway? Even better.

Here's a quick rundown of the plot according to the film's screenwriter, Ed Solomon:
"He’s a graphic novelist who lives in Cleveland and writes a graphic novel about himself that he sets in Tokyo. He has a certain fantasia of what Japan is and has a certain fantasia of what a real woman is. Neither exists in reality, but he goes off to Tokyo in pursuit of this fantasy woman… and he ends up in this adventure not dissimilar to the kinds of things he writes about. He goes there with his editor, to be played by Anne Hathaway, and ends up it’s a love story about him and Anne Hathaway, basically, and it’s really about a guy figuring out what matters to him."
I read some place else that Tobey's character, Billy, adds a much better version of himself in the manga. The manga gets popular to the point that Japan wants to adapt it to the big screen. This is the reason for Billy to go to Japan to meet the film team and bring along his editor, Sarah, in the form of Anne Hathaway.

P.S. Just did a bit more research into it. According to Wikipedia:
"Meet Billy Chaka, ace reporter for Youth in Asia, Cleveland’s hottest selling Asian teen-rag. Chaka is in Tokyo to cover the Under-19 Handicapped World Martial Arts Championship and meet with his friend Sato Migusho, the renowned director of cult film classics like "Sex-Up the Hotrod, Baby!" But Sato never shows. Instead, a woman stumbles into a dive bar with tattooed yakuza in hot pursuit. Then Chaka discovers that Sato has been murdered, and the strange and beautiful woman just may have been a witness. As the mystery deepens, Billy will start brawls in swanky corporate sex clubs, be offered a golf membership by a secret religious order, meet a dog trained in the Way of the Samurai and race stolen motorcycles through the neon-choked streets of Tokyo."
This just makes it so much better than the other synopsis! Hahaha! Then again it's Wikipedia, so.....

1 comment:

  1. Oh I can't wait for this, I love Miss Hathaway!