XYZ Boards Sales On Sono’s ‘Tokyo Tribe’ & Miike’s ‘Yakuza Apocalypse’

EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of next month’s Toronto International Film Festival, LA-based XYZ Films has pacted with Nikkatsu to handle North America sales on two of the Japanese distributor’s anticipated genre titles. Tokyo Tribe, the latest from helmer Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Cold Fish, Why Don’t You Play In Hell?), is adapted from Santa Inoue’s manga about futuristic gang wars waged between thugs who battle through violence and rap. The film is written and directed by Sono and is set to open TIFF’s Midnight Madness program next month. Producers are Yoshinori Chiba, Kinya Oguchi and Nobuhiro Iizuka. (more…)

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