Tatsuya Fujiwara and Takayuki Yamada Team Up for MONSTERZ
Warner Bros. Pictures Japan will release MONSTERZ (モンスターズ, Monsutaazu) at the Shinjuku Piccadilly and theaters across Japan on Friday, May 30th, 2014.
Your heart will pound faster. You will forget to breathe…
MONSTERZ features Japan’s latest and hottest stars, seen together for the first time! In the wake of a series of box-office successes such as the DEATH NOTE (デスノート, Desu Noto, 2006) series and SHIELD OF STRAW (藁の楯, Wara no Tate, 2013) — 2013 Cannes Competition — Tatsuya Fujiwara plays the Man. Takayuki Yamada plays Shuichi, adding another engaging performance to an amazing career that includes MW (MW-ムウ-, 2009) and MILOCRORZE – A LOVE STORY (ミロクローゼ, Mirokuroze, 2012). Satomi Ishihara (SADAKO 3D) plays Shuichi’s love interest. Also starring are Tae Kimura (KAIDAN) and Yutaka Matsushige (REAL). The director is Hideo Nakata, whose work includes THE RING series, DARK WATER (仄暗い水の底から, Honogurai Mizu no Soko Kara, 2002), and the Hollywood production THE RING TWO (2005). Nakata’s recent hit, THE COMPLEX (クロユリ団地, Kuroyuri Danchi, 2013), played at many international film festivals.
MONSTERZ — suspenseful, entertaining and action-packed.
A man who can control people with a stare could rule humanity with his unusual ability if he so wished. But instead he chooses a life of solitude, using his gift only when necessary. Cleverly he makes sure that those under his control don’t remember what happened or whose power they’re under.
His lonely life of misery changes when he meets Shuichi Tanaka. When the Man wills everybody in his sight to freeze, Shuichi is unaffected. Tanaka comes across as an ordinary man but he can defy the Man’s telekinetic ability. Agitated and furious that he can’t control him, the Man is determined to exterminate Shuichi. The man baits Shuichi by killing someone close to him. Shuichi seeks vengeance and during the ensuing battle, Shuichi realizes that only he can stop his nemesis.
Unknown to the Man, Shuichi also has special powers. Brought together by destiny their battle becomes more catastrophic…
Japanese Theatrical Release: May 30, 2014 (Roadshow)
Running Time: 111 Minutes
Screen Size: 2.35:1
Man: Tatsuya Fujiwara
Shuichi Tanaka: Takayuki Yamada
Kanae: Satomi Ishihara
Director: Hideo Nakata
Screenplay: Yusuke Watanabe
Music: Kenji Kawai
Based on the Korean Motion Picture HAUNTERS (Produced by ZIP Cinema)
Planning and Production: Nippon Television Network Corporation
Production Company: Twins Japan
Production: “MONSTERZ” FILM PARTNERS
Distributor: Warner Bros. Japan
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