He's only really known in the west for directing and starring in a string of hard-boiled Yakuza eiga classics, (Hana-bi, Violent Cop, Sonatine, Boiling Point, Brother) and also as the namesake of the show "Takeshi's Castle" in the UK, but he's seen as something of a polymath in Japan where he's known as a highly accomplished comedian, director (not just his Gangster films either), TV host and painter, among other things. I think he also won their equivalent of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire as well.
He's a fascinating guy, worth looking into as an actor/director.
That looks like it could be enjoyable. Shia LeBouf, though - debatable.