Screenwriters Talk Big Man Japan Remake

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Screenwriters Talk Big Man Japan RemakeRumbles of an American remake of the gloriously weird little flick Big Man Japan began back in 2011, and now finally there’s a little something to report about. Read on for the latest, and look for more hopefully soon!

In a recent interview with Collider screenwriters Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay (Clash of the Titans, R.I.P.D) had this to say about the long talked about remake…

“We’re doing an adaptation of a Japanese movie for Neil Moritz called Big Man Japan – well, the movie was called Big Man Japan; this will probably be “Big Man United States.” It’s a great, crazy movie about a guy who is blown up to size via electricity to fight off monsters…The Kaiju that constantly attack Japan. It’s a mockumentary about this kind of underappreciated guy and you follow him around through Japan. It’s a great, crazy, really fun movie.

Originally released in 2007, “‘Dai-Nipponjin’ is an odd documentary-like comedy starring Matsumoto Hitoshi as a seemingly ordinary man who transforms into a gigantic hero. Despite constantly saving Japan from monsters in publicly televised battles, he gets no love from his family nor gratitude from the public.

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  • Mr. Dark

    There’s no way to remake this in any faithful way. This movie is SO Japanese and transgressive. The funniest bits involve things like giant testicle monsters. Like the piece says, he uses electricity to grow…what it doesn’t say is the electricity is delivered by hooking an entire substation up to his nipples with jumper cables.

    Can you see that happening in a US film?