Never has so few details been revealed been revealed about a story but says way too much on the potential. Takashi Miike is a director whose archive includes numerous stellar films such as Audition, 13 Assassins, Ichi the Killer and more. Tom Hardy is an actor whose credits include Bronson, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, and Warrior. Combine the two and you have a movie that could rise above the rest.
Worldview Entertainment has come aboard to finance The Outsider, which Miike will direct early next year. As Variety explains, Tom Hardy will play a “former G.I. in post-WWII Japan who joins a Yakuza crime family.” Andrew Baldwin wrote the script which will be his first major release in the U.S. Baldwin is also working on the remake of Logan’s Run for Warner Brothers.
I actually dig the idea of Tom Hardy being a crazed war veteran who turns Yakuza, and Takeshi is the perfect fit for making such a dark vision become fully realized. I really hope this turns out well because I’ve been craving some insane Tom Hardy lately. It’s been too long since The Dark Knight Rises.
What do you think? Will Takeshi Miike and Tom Hardy be a perfect pairing?