New Trailer for Japanese Remake of UNFORGIVEN
As most of you probably know, the U.S. loves to make westerns based on samurai movies. Well, now the Japanese have made samurai movie based on a western, and it looks incredible!
Here's another trailer for the Japanese remake of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven (Yurusarezaru Mono). The movie was directed by Lee Sang-il (Hula Girls) and stars Ken Watanabe (Inception) as a swordsman who takes a job as a bounty killer. This is the role that Eastwood played in the original film, only 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.
The movie is set to be released in Japan on September 13th, 2013. I'm sure one day it will make its way to the States. The movie also stars Kunimura Jun, Yagira Yuya, Sato Koichi, Emoto Akira, Koike Eiko, and Kutsuna Shioli.
I can't wait to see this movie!