In Japan, with Ken Watanabe headlining.
“Meanwhile, Canada burns to the ground, but nobody notices!”
They’re remaking a meta-genre film?
things that make you go “huh?”
I dunno, maybe they think Django Unchained will make the market temporarily open to westerns?
Westerns have ripped off plenty from Japanese films, so it’s about time.
I can see Unforgiven with Samurai, or perhaps more accurately Ronin, given the nature of the William Munny character played by Eastwood. I would see it.
I have to agree with John. The Western and the Samurai picture are basically brothers in arms, so it is customary for them to share their mythology is it not?
I like the way Kurosawa reacted to Fistful of Dollars.
“Hey Sergio Leone, great movie. It’s my movie. Pay me.”
And that night, Kurosawa was visited by the ghost of Dashiell Hammett.
LOL Thank you. I love “Red Harvest”. Continental Op creeped me out.
Leave it to the Japanese. Of course, knowing them, it’ll probably be badass.
And Samurai films have ripped off plenty from Westerns. It’s a beautiful friendship.
Twilight Samurai is already pretty close to the storyline of Unforgiven.
I like Watanabe, but the only film I’ve seen from that director Lee Sang-il is Villain and it was just OK.
“And that night, Kurosawa was visited by the ghost of Dashiell Hammett.”
And Kurosawa told Hammett’s ghost to go have a word with the Coen Brothers.
Leone’s film is a far more brazen bit of plagiarism, stealing a hell of a lot more from YOJIMBO than Kurosawa borrowed from RED HARVEST.