Bohemian Films, the production, financing and distribution company formed last Cannes by Fran and Kaz Kuzui and Fortissimo principals Wouter Barendrecht and Michael J Werner, has taken delivery of its first film, Last Life In The Universe (pictured). It is expected to appear at a number of autumn festivals.
The film, which wrapped in October is a dark comedy about a suicidal Japanese librarian, living in Bangkok, who is forced to hide out after accidentally killing a Yakuza gang member. Japanese star Asano Tadanobu plays the lead character while cult director Miike Takashi makes a cameo appearance as a Yakuza. The crew also includes In The Mood For Love cinematographer Chris Doyle.
David Skinner's Seattle-based ShadowCatcher Entertainment has been confirmed as they buyer of remake rights to Thai noir comedy 6ixtynin9. The previously announced remake (Screendaily, 17 May, 2002) will be produced by Fran Kuzui and Tom Gorai from a screenplay by John Patrick Nelson.
The company's third film is Danny and Oxide Pang's Six Hermits, a $6m Chinese-set period adventure which will shoot in mid 2004 (Screendaily, 17 May, 2002).