First Look: Hartnett, Perlman, Moore in Guy Moshe's Bunraku

August 18, 2010
Source: Collider

Bunraku First Look

Whoa, you guys have to see these photos! I don't even really know what it is, but there's a movie premiering at the Toronto Film Fest next month called Bunraku, featuring an eclectic cast including Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Ron Perlman, Woody Harrelson, Kevin McKidd and plenty others. We don't have any actual footage, but it looks like one of those hyper-stylized Asian-influenced martial arts movies that seem to creep out every so often. I don't even know what the heck is happening in any of these photos anyway (found via Collider) but I do know I really want to see more from this movie. Check out the batch of photos below!

Bunraku Photos

Bunraku Photos

Bunraku Photos

Bunraku Photos

Bunraku Photos

Bunraku Photos

In a world with no guns, a mysterious drifter (Hartnett), a young samurai and a bartender (Harrelson) plot revenge against a ruthless leader (Perlman) and his army of thugs of nine diverse and deadly assassins. This visually stunning film is filled with uniquely choreographed action sequences of a new style that melds east with west and old school with new. Not sure what role Demi Moore plays, I'm guessing damsel-in-distress / love interest / she's probably a fighter, too. Bunraku is written and directed by filmmaker Guy Moshe, of only an indie drama called Holly previously. This premieres at TIFF and you can be sure I will be seeing it!

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  • Xerxex
    those look pretty badass! Good to see Hartnett in this, Pearlman is always badass, the weakest link here is Moore but by the looks of she seems perfect in her role.
    • Sad
      this movie sucked so bad I had to turn it off. Guy Moshe is a disgrace. Talk about a wanabe Kung Fu Hustle. Yeah lets watch this trash that isn't even up to the produstion level of the Mask. "Gackt's in it." Sad. Like "Gackt" I'm going to vomit. Sad to see a cast line up like this to have a director with the vision of the Tele Tubbiers
  • Garrett
    I saw a preview screening of this about 6 months ago and really liked it. Woody Harrelson is great.
  • Looks to be in 3D for sure.
  • Looks like a comic. Should be fun. Banjoooooooooooooooooos
  • Jesus
    oh damn, i havent even heard a word about this, but i must see it. i love josh hartnett.
  • dex
    Looks fun, Josh should pick more action movies.
  • pulp fiction212
    what the hell
  • Akirakorn
    Nice to see McKidd get back to some chop socky like he did The Purifiers The plot looks heavily reminiscent of Kill Bill, and the visual style comes across as a mix The Spriit and Kung Fu Hustle.
  • graffiti bandit
    This looks like it'll give me a headache.
  • Terrence
    WoW. I need to see that, looks crazy. Good to see Hartnett is back in action.
  • Brad
    I still can't believe Gackt is in this...
  • harm
    the visual style looks like an asian inspired version of that 1930's themed sci-fi that was rumored about last year with Ray Stevenson. I'm not sure what it was because I can't seem to find anything about in on IMDB. I'll watch anything with Kevin McKidd. BTW thanks NO 8 for the hat tip to The Purifiers. Anyone know what movie that was?
  • harm
  • Schwaaaa??!
  • Kay
    It's about time someone made a post about BUNRAKU!
  • Jaf
    Whoa Gackt's still around I see
  • Robson
    We need a name for all these hyper-stylised, speed-ramping action romps. Sin City, 300, Speed Racer, Scott Pilgrim, and now this, with more on the horizon... Hyper-reels? Snyder-ramas? Speed-rampers? Ech, I suck at coining phrases.
  • Xerxex
    @Robson I'd leave Speed Racer out of the list, movie had no redeeming qualities.
  • Emily
    Wow, Gackt is in it? In that case, I'm definitely going to see it! Almost everything that has his involvement is interesting and entertaining.
  • Gothique
    Is there any trailer available?
  • Carolyn
    I will see anything with GACKT in it!!!!!!!!!! He is an amazing singer and beautiful!
  • gabriela
    am dyin 2 see this movie..gackt i luv you..wonder wen it comes out in the us




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