First Quick Teaser for Ken Watanabe's Japanese 'Unforgiven' Remake
"Who's the fella owns this shithole?" Another day, another remake. But this one doesn't look so bad. Warner Bros recently produced a complete Japanese samurai remake of the 1992 western classic Unforgiven with Clint Eastwood, this time starring the legendary Ken Watanabe as the Will Munny character. Many have been dreading this remake since the moment it was announced, but thanks to a first teaser trailer (via The Film Stage) debuted, I have to say it doesn't look so bad. If they've got to remake a classic like Unforgiven, this is the way to do it. This is only a quick tease but I'm honestly curious to see more from it. Take a look!
Watch the first teaser for Sang-il Lee's Yurusarezaru mono (aka Unforgiven), originally from Twitch:
As standards shift in the late 1800s, Watanabe plays a man—still holding to his samurai code—who takes on bounty hunting work. Yurusarezaru mono, or just Unforgiven, is directed by Japanese filmmaker Sang-il Lee, of Border Line, Scrap Heaven, Hula Girls (winner of two Japanese Academy Awards in 2006) and Villain (Akunin) previously. The screenplay was also written by Sang-il Lee, based on David Webb Peoples' Oscar nominated screenplay. Also starring are Akira Emoto, Jun Kunimura, Yuya Yagira, Eiko Koike, Shiori Kutsuna and Koichi Sato. Warner Bros produced this remake and will be releasing Yurusarezaru mono in Japanese theaters starting September 2013. We're not sure when (or if at all) we'll see this in the US. So?