Magazine article Screen International

Nikkatsu, XYZ Films Partner on 'Re:Born'

Magazine article Screen International

Nikkatsu, XYZ Films Partner on 'Re:Born'

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Nikkatsu Corporation will handle international sales on Re:Born while XYZ Films represents North American rights.

Star Tak Sakaguchi reunites with his director of Versus and Death Trance in the story about a retired special forces soldier who comes out of retirement when his niece is kidnapped by his former employer.

Midori Inoue and Shinichi Fujita produced Re:Born, which features a new combat technique developed for the film called WAVE.

"It may sound bold, but Re:Born could be the new cornerstone in action movies," said Inoue. "Tak Sakaguchi and the director Yuji Shimomura have put their blood and sweat together for the last five years during which Tak gave up the whole concept of so-called entertainment action but instead trained to adjust himself to the most practical combat techniques. …

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