Sunday, January 11, 2009
Akai Ito movie advancing around Asia
The movie Akai Ito, based on a popular mobile phone novel which has been also been serialised into a drama, will open in 5 Asian regions.
According to distributor Shouchiku, after the preview was shown at the American Film Market (AFM) last November in Los Angeles, contracts to distribute the film were taken up by Inter-Continental for Hong Kong and Macao, Cathay for Singapore and Astro for Malaysia and Brunei. The buyers from each of the countries expressed their interest in the unique drama and movie collaboration and are looking into a similar drama-movie link development. It is expected to open in Hong Kong in early March.
Main actors Minamisawa Nao and Mizobata Junpei took part in their 12th stage greeting at Shinjuku Piccaddily on the 10th of January. "This will be shown abroad too, I wonder if it will touch a chord with them..." Minamisawa wondered while at the same time delighted. "I wonder if it will be alright since it's in Japanese," Mizobata said, looking a little lost, then continued enthusiastically, "The feeling when people fall in love is universal. This is a movie that till make each of the countries believe in the red thread of fate. I will do my best filming for the continuing drama."
Do you hear that joyous yodelling? That's Grumpy believing in fate heh. Now if only we could lure Junpei into a stage greeting here....
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- On Sunday, January 11, 2009 8:41:00 AM, wrote...
sweet~ i wish they'd release it here too in u.s.... haha we're more deprived here! lol.
- On Sunday, January 11, 2009 3:42:00 PM, GrumpyGeek wrote...
unmei daaa unmei!!! kyaaaaa~
- On Monday, January 12, 2009 7:01:00 PM, wrote...
yokatta!! If its Astro taking for M'sia, we'd be seeing it very very soon then!!
- On Sunday, March 15, 2009 2:20:00 PM, Minty wrote...
i'm glad that they are going to bring this film to singapore :D