Watch This: Stunning Samurai Sci-Fi Trailer The Cup of Tears
I don't exactly know what's going on in this, but I must thank Quiet Earth for finding this beautiful trailer and sending it my way. Tonight I'm featuring the trailer for Gary Shore's The Cup of Tears, a gorgeous CGI hybrid samurai sci-fi movie being made in Ireland. This was shot on the Red camera in Slovenia and is simply referred to as a "visually rich modern fairytale." That's all you really need to know before watching this, just let the visuals take you in from there. It looks kind of like a stunning combination of Sin City, an anime, and Speed Racer, in a way I suppose. Really, I don't know what else to say, so just check this out!
Watch the official trailer for Gary Shore's The Cup of Tears:
Follows a scorned geisha who creates a magical cup made of tears that causes any man who drinks from it to fall into a permanent sleep. One night the cup is stolen, setting off a chain of events that threatens civil war amongst the clans. Taro, a gifted samurai, sets out to find the cup and one who can break the spell.
The Cup of Tears is being directed by Irish filmmaker Gary Shore, of only a film called The Draft previously, but also of quite a few commercials and other work (visit his website: garyshore.com). This is being finished in Ireland and is not an Asian feature, despite being very heavily influenced by that style. As far as we know, this doesn't have a distributor yet, so stay tuned for updates. I'll be following this closely since it looks great!