September 3, 2011

Bunraku Starring Gackt: Almost There!

After working on his ambitious project Bunraku for almost five years, indie director Guy Moshe finally managed to complete the movie at last: Bunraku will hit cinemas on September 30.

The movie has attracted some curious eyes due to the involvement of Japanese singer and musician Gackt, who impressed Moshe with his performance as the samurai Uesugi Kenshin in the NHK drama series Fuurin Kazan. Gackt plays a samurai here as well, though one not quite as epic. Let me quote Wikipedia again for the story:

In a hyper-saturated, hyper-driven dystopia, guns are banned and the sword is king. Nicola the Woodcutter is the most powerful man east of the Atlantic, a shadowy crime boss who rules with an iron fist and nine assassins, plus the deadly Red Gang. His right hand man is Killer #2, a cold-hearted, smooth-talking murderer with a red hat and a deadly blade. Along with his killers is Nicola's love, Alexandra, a femme fatale with a secret past. The citizens live in fear of this gang and wait for the hero who can overthrow them.

One night, a mysterious drifter enters the Headless Horseman Saloon and talks to the bartender. He wants two things: a shot of whisky and to kill Nicola. Soon, another stranger enters, a samurai named Yoshi. Yoshi wants to avenge his father by recovering a talisman that Nicola stole from his clan. Armed with crossed destinies and incredible fighting skills and guided by the bartender's wisdom, the two eventually join forces to bring down the corrupt reign of Nicola, breaking bones and cracking heads in search of the Woodcutter.

Check out the sweet trailer:

Bunraku – Official Trailer

I hope this one will turn out somewhat interesting, but the trailer makes me want to see more. Oh, and if you don't like Gackt: he also gets his nose punched in one scene.

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