“Kanikousen” being adapted, Ryuhei Matsuda stars
The 1929 novel “Kanikousen” by Takiji Kobayashi is being re-adapted as a film. Director SABU is helming the picture, and Ryuhei Matsuda has been chosen for the starring role.
The original novel, which depicted the proletarian struggle of abused workers on a crab-canning ship, saw a revival of interest this year and went on to sell an additional 600,000 copies so far in 2008. It was previously turned into a movie in 1953, directed by and starring Sou Yamamura, and recently it was adapted as a manga.