by Chris MaGee
With Sion Sono's "Guilty of Romance" set to have its international premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival (check out the teaser poster for the film at Twitch) the speculation is already beginning on what will be the bad boy director's next project.
Sono has been set to make his English-language directorial debut for some time with the screen adaptation of Michael Moynihan and Didrik Soderlind's true crime book "Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground", but according to Tokyograph the next project for Sono will see him not behind the camera, but sitting in front of a keyboard.
Sono is set to pen the screen adaptation of Minoru Furuya's manga "Himizu" (above right) which tells the story of a young man traumatized by an event in his past and how it has slowly warped him as he grows up. Perfect fodder for Sono's own often warped sensibilities, no? Although this news has leaked out there is no director or cast attached to "Himizu" yet, but the film is apparently slated for a 2012 release in Japanese theatres. More info on this soon!