Tuesday, 6th August 2013
In Japan Entertainment News,
Japanese Unforgiven adaptation praised by Eastwood
Veteran Hollywood director and superstar Clint Eastwood has given his blessing to a Japanese remake of his 1992 Oscar-winning film Unforgiven, which sees actor Ken Watanabe reinterpret his original role.
A news conference in Tokyo saw Watanabe read out a statement from Eastwood that praised the film: "Very impressive. I am beyond contented. I feel the beginning of a new era for Japanese cinema."
The story of the film involves a former swordsman of the Shogunate who vanishes from the army and later evades the government's attempts to recapture him.
Featuring profound themes and an iconic battle of good and evil, the new adaptation will be called Yurusarezarumono in Japanese and will feature the writing and directing talents of South Korea's Lee Sang-il.
Enthusiasts of the film are advised to visit some of the incredible historical venues from when the Shogunate ruled Japan for an insight into what life would have been like for a soldier on the run.
Written by Andy Mackay