Latest News

Mario Kassar to exec produce english language adaptation of Audition

06/26/2018 11:46 | Audition

Terminator, Rambo, and Basic Instinct exec producer Mario Kassar is assembling an English-language adaptation of Audition, the infamous 1997 novel by Japanese author Ryu Murakami about a lonely widower who gets more than he bargains for when he puts out a fake casting call to find a new girlfriend. Audition was, of course, adapted in 1999 into a cringe-inducing cult film in its own right by Japanese helmer Takashi Miike. The new Kassar-produced version is based on the original Murakami novel and will transplant the story to an American setting.

In this version, Audition's unlucky protagonist is Sam Davis, who lives alone with his son following the death of his wife seven years prior and is convinced by a filmmaker friend to stage the fake auditions. The former ballerina with a mysterious past he falls for is now named Evie Lawrence, but otherwise details fall closely in line with Murakami's best-seller.

They adapted the script and will tackle a fall shoot for Audition after filming wraps on his current project, thriller Sugar Mountain starring Jason Momoa. He also helmed and produced the Justin Long crime thriller The Lookalike, which Well Go USA is releasing this summer.

Audition (2000, Japan) on IMDB:

Original article on Deadline:

The latest production news.


January 2019 (8)
December 2018 (3)
November 2018 (3)
August 2018 (1)
June 2018 (1)
May_l 2018 (1)
August 2017 (1)
May_l 2017 (1)
June 2016 (1)
March 2016 (2)
July 2012 (1)