Japanese director plans "sushi" western.
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|TOKYO (Hollywood Reporter) - Inspired by the "spaghetti westerns" of the 1960s, Japanese director Takashi Miike is making the first "sushi western." The director has talked close friend Quentin Tarantino into appearing in the English-language movie, titled "Sukiyaki Western Django," after Miike made a guest appearance in the Tarantino-produced horror movie "Hostel." The $3.8 million movie is the tale of clashes between two rival gangs. Filming began this weekend, and the film is scheduled to be released in late 2007 by Sony Pictures. "To make a western like this has long been a dream for Miike," said producer Masao Osaki. "His father was a huge fan of spaghetti westerns and he always wanted to make his own, so now it is his turn. "And we think it will appeal to all filmgoers," he said. "The older generations will want to see it because of the spaghetti western connection and younger people will be attracted by the great cast."|