Fans of Clint Eastwood may not have enjoyed his apparent decline into rambling senility, enacted in front of the cameras during RNC 2012. But he sure has made some good films over the years, so it’s easy to forgive his recent public misadventures.
Unforgiven is so good, for example, that Eastwood could probably climb up the outside of the Statue of Liberty and kill a cat with his bare hands without fear of repercussions. It won him Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture after it was released back in 1992 and now it’s being remade in Japan, showing that the East-West flow of cinematic influence goes both ways.
Starring Ken Watanabe, Yurusarezaru Mono has just got its first trailer, admittedly without any subtitles. You can pop on Google’s automated captioning, but the translation isn’t great and you’ll get the gist of the movie without much help.
Samurai swords join pistols and rifles in the arsenal of this revenge thriller and the Japanese landscape provides a dramatic backdrop for the geographically shifted events.
With a Japanese release date set for September, hopefully British audiences will be able to catch this intriguing remake before the end of the year.