Grabbing a trio of directors to create a film about a famous, high-density city is nothing new. In 1989, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese got together to make New York Stories. Now another city is getting its cinematic treatment, but the spin is a little bit different. Instead of merging an incredibly verbose filmmaker with two men known for their manly features, we're getting a popular music video director-turned-quirky filmmaker, an occasional French director and the man who brought us killer tadpoles. Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-ho are all negotiating to take on Tokyo -- a triptych covering three stories that take place in the Japanese city.

There is very little news on the Commes des Cinemas feature, other than the fact that it will give three views of Tokyo. However, The Host director Bong Joon-ho has shared a little about his offering. While the plots are being kept secret, the South Korean filmmaker just finished his during a long plane ride, and it will involve the relationship between a Japanese man and woman. Each segment is set to be filmed simultaneously in Tokyo this July or August, and a source for The Hollywood Reporter has claimed that each with get liberal access to the city since it's so Tokyo-centric. I, for one, am anxious to see what each of the directors will do. They're all quite different, which should make for an interesting collection of largely unique visions.
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