ACTION DIRECTOR: ALIEN VS NINJA & YAKUZA WEAPON
One of the best-known names in the world of action cinema, the multi-talented Yuji Shimomura has worked as an action director, stuntman, director, assistant director, and more throughout his influential career. In addition to working as an action director or stunt performer on films such as VERSUS, MOON CHILD, RETURNER, THE PRINCESS BLADE, SHINOBI, ARAGAMI, Hong Kong’s FLASH POINT, ELITE YANKEE SABURO, and many others, Shimomura also directed the Tokyo Shock production DEATH TRANCE (2005), starring Tak Sakaguchi. He has also worked extensively in the video game industry as a motion capture actor or stunt coordinator, on titles such as ONIMUSHA 3, GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX and DEVIL MAY CRY 3/4. Most recently, Shimomura has begun contributing his unique style of action direction to international co-productions like THE WARRIOR’S WAY and the upcoming major Hong Kong production of THE MONKEY KING.