Takeru Sato and Haruka Ayase are set to star in Rearu kanzennaru kubinagaryu no hi for filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Toyko Sonata). The title of the film translate to ’s sci-fi drama The Day of the Real, Perfect Plesiosaur. It’s based on the novel of the same name by Rokuro Inui [Variety].
Sato will play a neurosurgeon who enters the dreams of his lover (Ayase) – who’s in a coma – to discover why she tried to take her own life. Miki Nakatani, Jo Odagiri, Yutaka Matsushige and Kyoko Koizumi also star.
It’s an intriguing no doubt, made more intriguing by Kurosawa’s involvement. The writer/director made a name for himself over the last 3 decades in Japan, producing everything from pink films in the 80s to the Internet-inspired horror film Pulse to heady, genre-mixing pieces like Toyko Sonata.
As Sonata snagged the Un Certain Regard at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, expect a Cannes premiere for this upcoming film.
The film is scheduled for release next summer.
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