Watch: Official Japanese Trailer for Gus Van Sant's 'The Sea of Trees'
"Things are not what they seem here. This place is what you call purgatory." The first official Japanese trailer for the new Gus Van Sant film, The Sea of Trees, has debuted online and it's in English so it's easy to watch. The film stars Matthew McConaughey as a suicidal man who goes to the mysterious Aokigahara Forest near Mt. Fuji in Japan, the same forest seen in that horror movie The Forest. There he meets a lost Japanese man and they connect while attempting to find their way out. Naomi Watts and Katie Aselton also star. This first premiered at Cannes and got some terrible reviews, but I'm still intrigued by this trailer (way more than the horror) and I want to check it out sooner than later. This is more of just a quick tease.
Here's the first official Japanese trailer for Gus Van Sant's The Sea of Trees, found via The Film Stage:
A suicidal American (McConaughey) befriends a Japanese man (Watanabe) lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out. The Sea of Trees is directed by veteran American filmmaker Gus Van Sant, of Drugstore Cowboy, My Own Private Idaho, Good Will Hunting, Psycho, Elephant, Finding Forrester, Paranoid Park, Milk, Restless and Promised Land previously. The screenplay is written by Chris Sparling, of Buried, ATM and The Atticus Institute previously. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year, and still doesn't have any US release date yet. Opening in Japan in April. Thoughts so far?