The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Takashi Miike to Be Honored with Maverick Award

Honey Buzz ~ Takashi Miike to Be Honored with Maverick Award

There is no question that Japanese writer/director Takashi Miike is one of the most prolific and controversial filmmakers working today. His movies, like Audition and Ichi the Killer, are both beloved by horror fans, while remaining banned in multiple countries. So it's no surprise that Miike is receiving a prestigious award right as his latest film premieres at the Rome Film Festival!

In October, the RFF is honoring Miike with the "Maverick Award," which is given to filmmakers creating new or unconventional cinema styles. Miike most definitely fits this is qualification, as since the early 90s, he has been crafting films that run the gamut from violent revenge horror to family-friendly comedy. His movies have been highly influential to western filmmakers and Audition is already being remade by The Lookalike director Richard Gray.

Sorrynotsorry, but this moment can never be recreated.

Also at the Rome Film Festival: Miike will be premiering his newest film, As the Gods Will, which is said to be a Japanese take on The Hunger Games. Which is odd, because I thought The Hunger Games was already an American take on the Japanese Battle Royale. But regardless... you can watch the teaser trailer for As the Gods Will below! (It's in Japanese, but you get a vague gist).

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)