After working with Clint Eastwood on Letters from Iwo Jima, international star Ken Watanabe recently stepped into the western icon’s shoes for a WB Japan remake of his Oscar-winning Unforgiven and we’ve got the first look today. Following some initial images, this preview is heavy on the teaser side as we only get brief looks at some of the locations and the main characters but in a world of shoddy updates, it at least looks to be of the respectable variety.
The film, set in the same time period of 1880, follows Watanabe as a samurai with a violent past, who lives on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido with his aboriginal wife, but is brought out of retirement for one last job. Titled Yurusarezaru Mono, Lee Sang-Il directs Akira Emoto in the the Morgan Freeman role, while Koichi Sato will portray Gene Hackman‘s character. Check out the first teaser below thanks to Twitch.
With an international bow set for next September, expect this one on the 2013 festival circuit.
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Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
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