Takuya Kimura at PIFF 2007

Japanese star Takuya Kimura attended the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) on October 5 and talked about his latest film, Heroes with the press.

Takuya Kimura at PIFF 2007

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Takuya Kimura starring in Hollywood movie?

According to a Hong Kong newspaper… Japanese star Takuya Kimura is set to make his Hollywood debut in 2008 with movie I Come with the Rain.

The details of the movie is unknown yet, but Takuya is not playing the main character; Hollywood star Josh Harnett will take the center stage instead.

It’s also said that Korean actor Lee Byung-hun might be involved in the movie as well. Lee is Takuya’s co-star in his latest Japanese movie, Hero, which is scheduled to premiere next month.

Takuya Kimura meets Lee Byung-hun

Japanese star Takuya Kimura finally got to meet Korean star Lee Byung-hun in Pusan, Korea. The 2 Asian stars will star in movie Heroes, a remake of popular same title Japanese drama starring Takuya Kimura and Takako Matsu.

Lee Byung-hun, Takako Matsu and Takuya Kimura

Takako is in Korea for the filming as well… but Takuya is always the center of attention wherever he goes.

Japanese movie Hero in making

Based on popular TV drama Hero (2001); the same title movie is currently filming in Yokohama.

Japanese drama Hero

Takuya Kimura and Takako Matsu is starring in the movie, as well as all the main cast from the TV drama 6 years ago. With the successful drama ratings, this is one of the most anticipated movies of the year in Japan.

Takuya Kimura back to old best

Japan heartthrob Takuya Kimura seems to be back to his old best with his recent movie and TV drama success.

Japanese actor Takuya Kimura in Bushi no Ichibun

His latest TV drama Karei-naru Ichizoku started showing in Japan on Jan 14 and tops the rating chart for 2 weeks in a role; while his movie Bushi no Ichibun (pic) is doing well in box-office and is invited to Berlin Film Festival for exhibition too.

Takuya Kimura has been one of the most influential Japanese artists in Asia for the past decade; he faced some career’s mini-crisis for the past couple of years, but it seems that he is winning back his fans again in 2007.