Rumbles 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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