Despite having made over a hundred films, a new movie from Takashi Miike is still something to get excited about in my opinion. There’s been a slightly longer than usual wait since Blade Of The Immortal, but some details of his latest project, entitled First Love [but clearly far more interesting than this title would suggest] have recently been released by ‘Deadline’:
“Set over one night in Tokyo, the film will follow Leo, a young boxer down on his luck as he meets his ‘first love’ Monica, a call girl and an addict but still an innocent. Little does Leo know, Monica is unwittingly caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme, and the two are pursued through the night by a corrupt cop, a yakuza, his nemesis, and a female assassin sent by the Chinese Triads. The characters come together in spectacular Miike style, at his most fun and anarchic.”
First Love, co-produced by Jeremy Thomas, will debut at Cannes this year.
Bring it on!!