I've been a Sion Sono fan ever since I saw his feature film Suicide Club, so when news of his next project emerged at last week's European Film Market few people were more excited than me. Unfortunately, details about the film, entitled Cold Fish, were basically non-existent. That changed today, thanks to our good friends at Twitch.
The film is part of Nikkatsu's new Sushi Typhoon line-up, an imprint designed to create cult Japanese cinema and distribute it in Japan and America. Sono's latest is set to join the ranks alongside works from filmmakers like Takashi Miike, Yuji Shimomura, and Yoshihiro Nishimura.
As promised, here are the early details about the film's plot, which first appeared at Jason Gray's blog.
"Cold Fish tells the story of a tropical fish seller named Shamoto (Mitsuru Fukikoshi) who becomes an accomplice to a string of grisly homicides committed by a fellow seller (Denden) and his wife after they hold Shamoto's daughter hostage. Promoted as an unflinching portrait of violence and madness, the story is partially based on a true case."
Sounds like something Park Chan Wook might have made, which means it's right up my alley. According to Gray's report, the film is currently in post-production and will be finished in time to screen at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Expect more details on Cold Fish and the rest of the Sushi Typhoon line-up in the coming weeks.