Helmers three lined up for 'Tokyo' tales


French directors Michel Gondry and Leos Carax and South Korean helmer Bong Joon-ho are turning Japanese. Each filmmaker is in negotiations to write and direct a segment of the tentatively titled "Tokyo," a triptych feature telling three separate tales of the city (HR 3/1).

The project will be produced by Paris-based Comme des Cinemas, company founder Anne Sawada said Feb. 28.

"It will be just like 'New York Stories' but set in Tokyo," said Bong, who recently finished the script for his segment.

Bong is tentatively set to begin filming his segment in July or August, with the other shoots expected to happen at about the same time.