Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Sakaguchi Tak's Last Action Film, RE:BORN Wraps Principal Photography!
Well, as far as memories go, one certainly hopes that cult action star Sakaguchi Tak has made his time on the set of his final movie, Re:Born, worthwhile. Production kicked off for the film roughly two-and-a-half weeks ago with longtime friend and cohort, Shimomura Yuji directing and close-quarters combat expert Inagawa Yoshitaka coordinating, and thankfully, we've been graced with a fair bit of imagery via the film's official website and Facebook page.
It was sad as much as it was expected with Sakaguchi's own proclaimations of retirement from the industry in the last few years long after staking his claim in the throes of cult film fandom and the film festival circuit at large. Alas, fifteen years after making his feature debut in Kitamura Ryuhei's cult chambara action horror, Versus, sixteen months after announcing Re:Born and two-and-a-half weeks after rolling cameras, Sakaguchi's final theatrical bow has wrapped production with a new cast and crew photo shared above.
Japanese action and stunt company is backing the film with U'den Flame Works, and if you're at all familiar with their respective bodies of work in some capacity, add it to the imagery seen in some of the set photos and training reels in previous months and you can pretty much imagine what you're in for. Details about the film, its cast and overall look are slowly being revealed, so watch this space!