Miike’s SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO Gets Global Distribution Deal

Celluloid Dreams has snapped up the non-Asian distribution rights to iconic Japanese director Takashi Miike’s highly anticipated Sukiyaki Western Django Variety reports.

Miike’s tribute to the spaghetti westerns he used to watch with his father as a child, the story centers on a small mountain village where two rival clans are facing off over a hidden treasure when a mysterious gunman arrives.

Shot in English with a Japanese cast, the film is a crazy mixture of western and samurai film influences with characters dressing in samurai armor and ten-gallon hats and wield samurai swords and six shooters. Quentin Tarantino, a friend of Miike, makes a cameo.

The film is scheduled to screen at the Venice and Toronto film festivals before opening in Japan on September 15.

No US release date has been set.

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