The first trailer for Lee Sang-il’s upcoming jidai geki set remake of the Clint Eastwood award winner has just arrived online. Starring Ken Watanabe, Akira Emoto, and Koichi Sato, this new trailer features sweeping photography and a brooding Watanabe. Considering the the pedigree of films like The Magnificent Seven, Fistful of Dollars, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, and their origins in Japanese cinema, it is very interesting to see how this newer take will fare when the reverse is applied. I for one am excited to see what Lee will be able to do with the material and Unforgiven has been on my ‘must watch’ list for about a year now. The wait is nearly over, Unforgiven hits Japanese theatres mid-September. –Cesar
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