August 13, 2022

Poul additionally talks about engaged on ‘Black Rain’ within the early 90s in Tokyo and the way ‘Tokyo Vice’ confronted a few of the similar challenges filming in Japan.

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I do know you retain listening to about new sequence that you’ll want to watch. I continually hear about new exhibits from pals and colleagues virtually daily. And whereas I do know you’re being bombarded on a regular basis…you’ll want to add Tokyo Vice to your checklist asap. Written by Tony Award-winning playwright J.T. Rogers and impressed by the 2009 memoir Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan by Jake Adelstein, the sequence stars Ansel Elgort as a younger American journalist (based mostly by Adelstein) who strikes to Japan to work for a serious newspaper in Tokyo within the late 90s. Whereas making an attempt to determine how all the pieces works earlier than dropping his job, he turns into pleasant with a detective with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Division (Ken Watanabe), who refuses to be purchased in a metropolis the place many are corrupted by cash. Filmed fully on location in Tokyo, the crime drama sequence will preserve you guessing. Tokyo Vice additionally stars Rinko Kikuchi, Rachel Keller, Ella Rumpf, Hideaki Ito, Sho Kasamatsu, and music star Tomohisa Yamashita. As well as, Michael Mann directed the pilot episode, and it’s his work is unbelievable.


Shortly after watching some episodes, I obtained to talk with J.T. Rogers and producer-director Alan Poul. In the course of the interview, they talked about how they selected making an eight-episode season, how they hope to proceed the sequence, what individuals can be stunned to study concerning the making of Tokyo Vice, what it was like filming the whole present in and round Tokyo, and the way the COVID shutdown helped make the sequence higher. As well as, Poul talked about engaged on Ridley Scott‘s Black Rain within the early 90s in Tokyo and the way Tokyo Vice confronted a few of the similar challenges.

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Try what they needed to say within the participant above and beneath is strictly what we talked about.

Alan Poul and J.T. Rogers

  • Poul talks about engaged on Black Rain within the early 90s in Tokyo. He talks about how a few of the challenges that they had making that film have been the identical challenges they confronted making Tokyo Vice.
  • How did they resolve on eight episode for the season?
  • Are they hoping to make further seasons?
  • Did getting shutdown as a result of COVID assist make the present higher as a result of that they had extra time to work on the scripts and prep?
  • What would individuals be stunned to study concerning the making of Tokyo Vice?
  • What’s it like telling a narrative concerning the Yakuza?
  • How that they had ex-members of the Yakuza as consultants on the sequence.


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