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Midnight Eye interviews Shinya Tsukamoto

26 January 2011

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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.

Read the full interview here >>

via Midnight Eye

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