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?
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Linkfx on Jul 14, 2013
Japanese cowboys, what's not to like?
Carpola on Jul 14, 2013
Been looking forward to this.
Brian Sleider on Jul 14, 2013
I want to see that! Stunning cinematography.
Quanah on Jul 14, 2013
Oh yes! I will consume all of this.
DAVIDPD on Jul 14, 2013
Does it seem crazy that a nation would remake an American film? Or are only we allowed to remake a movie with the 'bigger and better' stamp of U.S.A
tim on Jul 14, 2013
Are you trying to be sarcastic ? Anyway this is not the first time such a blasphemes thing happened. Another good example is The Good, the Bad, the Weird from 2008,a remake of the famous spaghetti western. It's a really good movie.And I am sure there are plenty others and not just by asian filmmakers. This looks like a good movie.
derp on Jul 15, 2013
The Good the Bad and the Ugly was an Italian film. So the Korean remake is a remake of a European film. But yes remakes of American films happens more often than people realise. Such as the fairly recent Chinese version of 'What Women Want' or the Japanese remake of Sideways.
ArthurEngine on Jul 15, 2013
Yeah..brain fart..Clint Eastwood acting in it somehow translated it in my memory as being an american movie..derp indeed..but the point still stands as you also agree.There are remakes "perpetrated" by other countries not just Hollywood.Actually it's quite a common practice in art.Re-imagining of stuff.
derp on Jul 15, 2013
Here's hoping this is at Fantastic Fest as one of the big shows.
Kento on Jul 15, 2013
I love Watanabe, this will be so good!
grimjob on Jul 15, 2013
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