According to ScreenDaily, director Quentin Tarantino is set to play a role in the cult director Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Western: Django currently filming in Japan:
Though set during the Genpei clan wars of the 12th century, the film is being billed as Japan's first true western. The title pays homage to the spaghetti western (or "macaroni western" as they're referred to in Japan) character Franco Nero made famous in the 1960s.
In what is perhaps a first in the Japanese film world, the film is being shot entirely in English, spoken by a cast of well-known Japanese talent that includes Hideaki Ito (the Umizaru films), Koichi Sato (Suite Dreams), Kaori Momoi (Memoirs Of A Geisha), Yusuke Iseya (Casshern) and Masanobu Ando (Nightmare Detective). The actors took intensive English courses for two months to prepare.
Director Quentin Tarantino is also set to play a role in the film. Miike previously made a cameo appearance in Eli Roth's Hostel, executive produced by Tarantino.
"I want to make a film that will make audiences think 'Japanese are cool!'," stated the director of famous international festival fare such as Audition, Ichi The Killer and Big Bang Love: Juvenile A. With over 70 theatrical and straight-to-video feature credits to his name, Miike is one of Japan's busiest filmmakers.
The production is also operating as an "open set" through location and crew company Shonai Eigamura. For a nominal fee, local residents have the opportunity to walk through the period sets, view filming and participate as extras.