Watch: Full Trailer for Japan's 'Unforgiven' Remake with Ken Watanabe
Time for another look at the Unforgiven remake from Japan, starring Ken Watanabe as Jubee kamata in the Will Munny role that Clint Eastwood played. As crazy as it may seem, this doesn't look terrible at all, it actually looks pretty damn good. This impressive full trailer for the upcoming Japanese release is a good sign this isn't the disaster many thought it would be. There are no subtitles, but if you're familiar with the original Unforgiven it shouldn't be too hard to make sense of it. Aside from gorgeous cinematography, there's an odd mix of Japanese sensibilities and Westerns, like lots of horseback riding. Give it a look below.
Watch the full theatrical trailer for Sang-il Lee's Yurusarezaru mono (aka Unforgiven) from YouTube:
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?