Besides his role in the upcoming film Spider-Man
3, Tobey Maguire has signed on to produce and star in an adaptation of the
Billy Chaka novel Tokyo Superpunch for Sony Pictures.
I have never even heard a whisper of this book--
Tokyo Superpunch. But it does seem to have turned some heads to
have Tobey Maguire [with Sony] signed on to produce and star in the film.
Here is a synopsis of Tokyo Superpunch from the official
Meet Billy Chaka, ace reporter for Youth in Asia, Cleveland’s hottest selling Asian teen-rag. Chaka is in Tokyo to cover the Under-19 Handicapped World Martial Arts Championship and meet with his friend Sato Migusho, the renowned director of cult film classics like "Sex-Up the Hotrod, Baby!"
But Sato never shows. Instead, a woman stumbles into a dive bar with tattooed yakuza in hot pursuit. Then Chaka discovers that Sato has been murdered, and the strange and beautiful woman just may have been a witness.
As the mystery deepens, Billy will start brawls in swanky corporate sex clubs, be offered a golf membership by a secret religious order, meet a dog trained in the Way of the Samurai and race stolen motorcycles through the neon-choked streets of Tokyo.
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