Friday, July 31, 2009

Shinya Tsukamoto's "Tetsuo the Bulletman" competes at the 66th Annual Venice Film Festival

by Chris MaGee

It's been a real whirlwind of news and buzz about Shinya Tsukamoto's "Tetsuo the Bulletman" during the past two weeks. First there was word from producer Keiko Kusakabe that Tsukamoto would be on hand at the recent San Diego Comic-Con to premiere footage from what up until that point was only known as "The Tetsuo Project". Then last week the actual panel discussion took place during which Tsukamoto revealed the title for the third installment in his famed "Tetsuo" series, and the very first in English: "Tetsuo the Bulletman".

Now we have the announcement that "Bulletman", which stars actor Eric Bossick as Anthony, an American businessman living in Tokyo who transforms into a vengeful machine after his son is murdered, will be screening in competition at the 66th Annual Venice Film Festival taking place from September 2nd to 12th. What films will "Bulletman" bei going up against? Try Giuseppe Tornatore's latest film "Baaria", John Hillcoat's post-apocalyptic "The Road", Claire Denis' "White Material", and even George Romero's "Survival of the Dead". Those are some pretty fierce competitors!

Have you say in the comments as to what you this "Bulletman's" chances are at Venice, but before that check out the full line-up over at Twitch.

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