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Tobey Maguire And Ann Hathaway Join ‘Tokyo Suckerpunch’

Posted by Brian on 06/02/2009

tobey-maguire-17627.jpegSource: SciFi Wire

Ed Solomon, writer of such films as Men In Black, Mom And Dad Save The World, and both Bill & Ted films says his next film, an adaptation of Tokyo Suckerpunch, will be the vehicle that liberates Tobey Maguire from his Spiderman association. The film, based on the novel by Isaac Adamson, follows a comic-book writer who is obsessed with the fantasy life he leads in his own graphic novels.

“He’s a graphic novelist who lives in Cleveland and writes a graphic novel about himself that he sets in Tokyo,” said Solomon. “He has a certain fantasia of what Japan is and has a certain fantasia of what a real woman is. Neither exists in reality, but he goes off to Tokyo in pursuit of this fantasy woman.”

Solomon describes the film as a romantic comedy with “a lot of action, but it’s mostly a comedy set in Tokyo, about a guy who thinks he’s in love with one woman.” He added that the story veers away from too much comic book fantasy to give the character a real love interest to invest in.

“He ends up in this adventure not dissimilar to the kinds of things he writes about,” Solomon continued. “He goes there with his editor, to be played by Anne Hathaway, and ends up it’s a love story about him and Anne Hathaway, basically, and it’s really about a guy figuring out what matters to him.”

Solomon recently wrote Imagine That, which stars Eddie Murphy as a business executive who receives stock tips from his daughter’s blanket. I’m not even close to kidding.

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