Lost—and gained—in translation: Hollywood movies that began in Japan

Lost—and gained—in translation: Hollywood movies that began in Japan

Bullet Train will surely be number one—with a bullet—at the box office this weekend. How could it not be, with a cast that includes Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Bad Bunny, Brian Tyree Henry, and Joey King, and with stuntman/action director David Leitch (John Wick, Deadpool 2, Hobbs & Shaw) behind the camera? The film is just the latest in a long line of Hollywood productions that were either inspired by Japanese stories or were straight-up adaptations of Japanese properties. Based on Maria Beetle, a 2010 novel by popular Japanese author Kōtarō Isaka, Bullet Train takes its premise—several assassins are stuck together on a speeding train—and branches off on its own …
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