Ryu Murakami’s Audition to Get an English Adaptation 0

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I’m a bit squeamish, so I have to admit that I didn’t exactly watch Takashi Miike’s infamous film adaptation of Ryu Murakami’s 1997 novel, Audition. However, even people like me know what the film is about – a lonely widower who gets more than he bargains for when he tries to find a new girlfriend through a fake casting call – and what sets the film apart from the rest (namely, very graphic depictions of violence and torture.)

Given the recent boom of gory movies (gore seems to be this generation’s bullet time) and Hollywood’s current fondness for remakes, reboots, and western adaptations, it’s no surprise that they’ve got a new English adaptation for Audition, with The Lookalike’s Richard Gray attached as director. The main difference seems to be that the setting and the characters will be the Westernized.

Source: Deadline.com