Hachiko – A Dog’s Story: Official film start in Germany 15th October 2009
Actor Richard Gere's interest in Asia is not limited to Buddhism and to the Dalai Lama: he's also been touched by the story of Hachiko, a dog of breed Akita who lived in Japan more than half a century ago and who rose to fam. because of his unconditional love for his owner. Gere has been so moved that he's been pushing for an American movie adaptation of the story.
Director Lasse Hallstrom has been hired to helm the film.
Plot: A college professor (Richard Gere) takes in an abandoned dog, Hachi, and they form an unbreakable bond. After the professor dies while away from home, the dog keeps vigil waiting for his master for nearly a decade.