'Big Man Japan' Becoming 'Big Man USA', Getting a Sequel

June 6, 2011


Just in case Tim Burton's Monsterpocalypse, Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, and Gareth Edwards' Godzilla remake still won't be enough giant monster action to fill your belly, Sony has gone ahead and bought remake and sequel rights to Big Man Japan, the 2007 Japanese film about a man responsible for growing to an enormous size and defending his country from invading big-ass monsters.

Shot largely in mockumentary style, the original played up the protagonist's perceived ineptitude amongst the public, and featured massive creatures with bizarrely comical traits--like a combover, or a giant eyeball penis. For the remake, Sony has Fast Five producer Neal H. Moritz overseeing things, and Clash of the Titans writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi working on the screenplay, so you'd probably be right to expect something decidedly more action-fueled than its Eastern counterpart. And sadly, yes, probably something with less giant eyeball penises, too. We're still years behind Japan in terms of ocular phallus acceptance.

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