JAPAN: TOM CRUISE AND STEVEN SPIELBERG IN TOKYO FOR THE JAPANESE PRIEMIER OF "MINORITY REPORT"
- Title: JAPAN: TOM CRUISE AND STEVEN SPIELBERG IN TOKYO FOR THE JAPANESE PRIEMIER OF "MINORITY REPORT"
- Date: 26th October 2002
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (OCTOBER 26, 2002) (REUTERS) LV DOWNTOWN TOKYO STREET CROSSING AND PULL IN TO POSTER FOR MOVIE RELEASE "MINORITY REPORT" CU POSTERS HANGING LV CROWD/TOM CRUISE ARRIVING IN A SEDAN (2 SHOTS) SLV/SV CRUISE WALKING UP TO FANS AND SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS (4 SHOTS) SV STEVE SPIELBERG SHAKING HANDS WITH FANS SV/SLV CRUISE SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS AND WAVING TO CROWD (3 SHOTS) SV MEDIA MCU CRUISE AND SPIELBERG TOGETHER IN FRONT OF CAMERA LV OF CRUISE SPIELBERG AS THEY WALK INTO THE THEATRE HALL LV OF THEATRE SEAT AND GUESTS AT THE PREMIERE LV PULL IN SV/MCU CRUISE AND SPIELBERG ARRIVES ON STAGE, SHAKES HANDS WITH THE MAYOR OF TOKYO, SHINTARO ISHIHARA (2 SHOTS) SV PHOTOGRAPHERS MCU (Japanese/English) CRUISE SAYING: "Konnichiwa (Hello). How are you?" TRANSLATION CRUISE SAYING: "First of all I would like to say that it was such a beautiful experience for me to shoot in your country," LV CRUISE TALKING ON STAGE SV/SLV CRUISE ON STAGE (2 SHOTS) SV WOMAN IN KIMONO MCU (English) CRUISE SAYING: "I don't find that I run from anything." TRANSLATOR "You challenge rather than run" CRUISE SAYING: "Yes" TRANSLATION CRUISE SAYING: "I can't help myself" TRANSLATION CRUISE SAYING: "I don't know whether its always a great idea but that is the way..." TRANSLATION STEVEN SPIELBERG SAYING: "And I run from most everything"
- Reuters ID: LVACNAKWCX4WTD0B60CV5HZ6OOAV
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Duration: 00:03:41
- Story Text: The superstar pair of Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg made a flying visit to Tokyo for the Japanese premiere of their North America hit movie "Minority Report".
The U.S. sci-fi thrilling starring Tom Cruise and directed by none less than Steven Spielberg has finally arrived in Japan after debuting in the United States earlier this year in June.
"Minority Report" grossed an estimated 36.9 million U.S.
dollars in its first three days of opening in the United States. The film cost 102 million U.S. dollars to make.
This was a slim kickoff for a film that marked the first project between two of the biggest names in Hollywood, and both certainly hope to do some catching up in the world's second biggest movie market after the United States.
Both Spielberg and Cruise are clawing back from disappointments with their last films, the former on "A.I."
and the latter in "Vanilla Sky."
At the opening premiere in Tokyo, Tom Cruise already made reference to his recent shoots in the western Japanese city of Osaka for his next film "The Last Samurai."
"First of all I would like to say that it was such a beautiful experience for me to shoot in your country," Cruise told an ecstatic audience.
Both Tom Cruise and Steven Speilberg exchanged some light hearted banter on stage -- Cruise even singing at one point.
Both were obviously relieved to be on their final leg of the promotion tour for the movie.
Also they were possibly relieved at the final box office numbers from the states: a 130 million U.S. dollar hit.
"Minority Report" is a futuristic drama in which Cruise plays a fugitive Washington cop who must prevent himself from committing a murder that has been forecast by sophisticated tracking devices that have reduced the U.S. capital's murder rate to zero. It is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick.
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