Japanese screenwriter Yuji Sakamoto, who just won Best Screenplay at Cannes, has signed a 5-year deal with Netflix.
Sakamoto has teamed up with Netflix for the streamer’s upcoming big-budget Japanese suspense romance Love and Deep Water , which is set to premiere later this year. The project, which co-stars Ryo Yoshizawa and Aoi Miyazaki, has been billed as Sakamoto’s biggest and most ambitious project to date.
“Yuji Sakamoto continues to create masterpieces ranging from socially conscious work to light-hearted comedies and love stories that capture our hearts and keep us coming back for more,” says Netflix Content Vice President Kaata Sakamoto described the deal, which was announced Thursday. “We look forward to bringing Sakamoto’s unique original storytelling to the global stage, coupled with the best production environment and creative partnerships to realize his vision.”
May, Sakamoto won the Best Screenplay Award at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival for his role in the suspense drama of Hirokazu Kore-eda won the International Film Festival 1235494246 Monster for his work in . The film was also well-received by critics and was Hirokazu Kore-eda’s first film not written by himself since the feature film premiered. Director who won the Palme d’Or in Cannes 004, 1235494246 told The Hollywood Reporter thinks Sakamoto is the only writer who can be tempted to drop his own script.
Sakamoto has been a major creator of screens large and small in Japan for decades. He adapted the popular manga “Tokyo Love Story” for Fuji TV in 004 and the program subsequently became A major cultural phenomenon (its title track remains the ninth best-selling single of all time in Japan). He scored again with the Fuji TV drama “ Mother “, which was a hit in Japan and later in France, Spain, South Korea, Thailand, China and the United States. Turkish remake. His screenplays include popular melodramas such as
Crying Love in the Center of the World (22021) and we made a beautiful bouquet (2023).
In recent months, Netflix has been ramping up its Japanese live-action productions. The company will premiere the revenge series “Burnt House” in July, following recent hit Japanese shows like “Shelter” (May, 2021), first love (December, 2021), Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Makanai: Cooking at a Maiko House ( January, 2023) and Alice in Wonderland Season 2 (December, 2023), the most watched Japanese show on Netflix. Later this year, the company will release live-action adaptations of the iconic manga Yuyu Hakusho and City Hunter.