Ayako Fujitani. Image from Off Screen
According to reports from MTV.com, the director of the ever popular Korean monster movie The Host, Bong Joon-ho will be working on a movie called “Tokyo” where directors will give their spin on the city in much the same way as the movie Paris Je T’aime.
From those same reports as well, the French director Michel Gondry will be working with Ayako Fujitani – who is the daughter of U.S. actor/director Steven Seagal.
While still relatively unknown in America, she was recently featured in the French film Sansa (2003) and is best known for her role in the Heisei Gamera (1995-1999) series directed by Shusuke Kaneko. She worked again with him on an episode of Ultraman Max, whom he directed.
Fujitani wrote the short novella Shiki-Jitsu based on personal reflections of her difficulties as a multiracial child growing up in Japan and later, the unwanted attention after her father’s sudden rise to stardom.
The story was adapted into film by writer and director Hideaki Anno and stars Fujitani in the title role.
See the Off Screen movie site for more information on Shiki-Jitsu.