Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda has been preserving busy. After competing in Cannes this yr together with his acclaimed Korean characteristic Dealer and lately wrapping his first collection for Netflix, The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko Housei, the director revealed in Tokyo Friday that he’s already shot his subsequent Japanese movie, titled Monster.
Presently in post-production, Monster will launch in Japan on June 2, 2023. The discharge date units the movie up for a possible world premiere in Could at Cannes, the place Kore-eda is an everyday.
Monster would be the first film directed by Kore-eda that he didn’t additionally write himself. Monster (titled Kaibutsu in Japanese) is scripted by Yuji Sakamoto, the author of such Japanese collection hits, Mom, Lady and Matrimonial Chaos.
The film is also Kore-eda’s first Japanese movie since he gained the Cannes Palme d’Or in 2018 with Shoplifters. It follows the director’s French movie The Reality, which opened the Venice Movie Pageant in 2019 and his Korean title Dealer, launched earlier this yr.
Prolific writer-director Genki Kawamura, whose directorial effort A Hundred Flowers lately gained finest director on the San Sebastián competition, is hooked up to Monster as its lead producer. Additionally a best-selling creator, Kawamura is understood for producing Japanese dramas, corresponding to Confessions and Villain, in addition to anime megahits like Makoto Shinkai’s Your Identify and Suzume. Monster will mark the second time he has teamed with Kore-eda, having lately produced the auteur’s forthcoming first Netflix collection, The Makanai, which is due for launch early subsequent yr.
Forged and story particulars for Monster are being saved below wraps. Tokyo-based studios Gaga and Toho will co-release the movie in Japan.