Mizuno Miki Is Matsushima Nami
Ryuganji Film News reports that Mizuno Miki is to take the mantle of Matsushima Nami, heroine of the beloved 1970s woman in prison film series "Female Convict Scorpion". The four films produced by Toei studios featuring Kaji Meiko in the lead role spawned several remakes, none of which have equalled, let alone surpassed the original. Mizuno, who as a child studied Shorinji Kenpo and later took lessons at an action training school for actors, has exhibited her martial arts skills in "Senrigan", "A Chance To Die" and the Bayside Shakedown series. Featuring a multi-national cast, the film's dialogue will be a mix of Cantonese, Japanese and English. Shooting started the end of January in Hong Kong and will finish up in March. The picture is slated for release in Hong Kong in autumn 2008, followed by Japan, Taiwan and other Asian territories.
[Source: Sanspo via Ryuganji Film News]