Midnight Eye interviews Shinya Tsukamoto
The road to bringing a third Tetsuo film to the screen has been a long and rocky one for Shinya Tsukamoto.
First launched immediately after the release of Tetsuo II: The Body Hammer in 1993, the idea of Tetsuo III went through many transformations, from a Tarantino-produced, Tim Roth-starring semi-Hollywood production to its current incarnation as a fully Japanese-funded semi-indie.
One thing that never changed was that the third Tetsuo would somehow have an American influence. After September 11 and the Bush/neocon administration provided the original Tetsuo premise of a human weapon of mass destruction with a new topicality and validity, Tsukamoto found his Bullet Man in Tokyo-based American actor/performer Eric Bossick.
As the circle closes with the North-American release of the film, Midnight Eye reunites with Shinya Tsukamoto to discuss Tetsuo: The Bullet Man.