It’s very doubtful that I’ll ever tire of Takashi Miike’s cinematic weirdness. I’ve watched a ton of the guy’s movies over the years and his stuff just never gets old. I hold the Japanese director in the same regard as David Cronenberg and David Lynch: I may not like everything Miike does, but I’ll never turn down a chance to watch something he makes.
His latest cinematic effort, the live-action adaptation of the manga “Mogura no Uta,” looks like the sort of craziness fans have come to expect from the filmmaker. Everything looks odd, exaggerated, and off-kilter. Can you tell I’m excited? Don’t mind me. I tend to gush.
Nippon Cinema describes the story as follows:
The film is based on a manga by Noboru Takahashi which revolves around an underachieving cop with a strong sense of justice named Reiji Kikukawa. Kikukawa is secretly tasked with infiltrating a large criminal organization in order to destroy it from the inside.
Toma Ikuta, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Ren Osugi, Takayuki Yamada, Takashi Okamura, Yusuke Kamiji, and Riisa Naka star in the flick. Takashi Miike fans in Japan can catch “Mogura no Uta” in theaters on February 15, 2014. A 30-second teaser rests below.