New Trailer for the Japanese Remake of UNFORGIVEN with Ken Watanabe
Here's another teaser trailer for the Japanese samurai remake of Clint Eastwood's classic western Unforgiven. The film stars Ken Watanabe (Inception) as a swordsman who takes a job as a bounty killer. It's the same role that Eastwood played in the original film, but he was a retired outlaw gunman.
The story takes place in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido in the 1880s, during a time when Japanese settlers were displacing the native Ainu people. Watanabe plays a samurai with a fearsome reputation as a swordsman who is living in retirement with his Ainu wife when poverty and a large bounty tempt him into action again.
I'm not sure when the movie will be released in the U.S., but it's set to be released in Japan on September 13th, 2013. The movie was directed by Lee Sang-il (Hula Girls) and also stars Kunimura Jun, Yagira Yuya,Sato Koichi, Emoto Akira, Koike Eiko, and Kutsuna Shioli.
The original film is one of my favorite westerns, and it looks like it's going to make for a fantastic samurai film! I want to see this.