One director not going to Cannes this year is Sion Sono, though with four films and one TV movie due for release in 2015, you would think something from the director would hit the Croisette. But one could understand how he might be too damn busy to walk down the red carpet, so we’ll just have to take the movies as they come. And as per usual, Sono has a way of stoking excitement, and “Tag” fits right in the vein of his wilder, wackier films.
Starring Reina Triendl, Mariko Shinoda, and Erina Mano, and based on the novel “Real Onigokko” by Yusuke Yamada, the story follows high school girls who become the target of a shape-shifting ghost. But if this trailer is anything to go by, this is far, far beyond your average flick about supernatural entities, with tons of bodies, lots of blood, and plenty of machine gun fire.
“Tag” opens in Japan on July 11th. No word yet on when it might land stateside.