Japanese Remake of Vincenzo Natali’s ‘Cube’ Debuting in October

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An upcoming Japanese remake of Vincenzo Natalis ‘Cube’ is premiering in Japan theaters on October 22, 2021.

The film is directed by Yashuhiko Shimizu, and uses Natali’s 1997 script, with a translation by Kôji Tokuo. It stars Masaki Suda, Takumi Saitoh, Masaki Osada,Kôtarô Yoshida, and Hikaru Tashiro. Natali also serves as executive producer.

The original 1997 film starred Nicole de Boer, David Hewlett, Julian Richings, and Wayne Robson. It first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 1997. Besides the original ‘Cube,’ Natali’s work includes 2009’s ‘Splice,’ and a segment in the 2006 anthology film ‘Paris je t’aime.’

This new remake follows the same plot as the original: ‘Six strangers are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps. It’s unclear where this is, why they are trapped, whether there is an exit, whether they can survive, or what the room even is.’

No American release date for ‘Cube’ has been announced yet. But, the trailer is available. Check it out below:


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