Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven is a well deserved classic Western. It has been remade in Japan with Ken Watanabe (Inception, The Last Samurai, Batman Begins) in the Eastwood role.
The action is now set in late 1800′s Hokkaido with the lead actor Ken Watanabe playing a long retired samurai drawn back into action by the combination of poverty and a large bounty, at a time when Japan largely abandons the old ways to adopt a more modern stance.
The film also stars Koichi Sato, Akira Emoto, Jun Kunimura, Yuya Yagira and Shiori Kutsuna.
It looks like this may be a cracking remake as the trailer looks gorgeous.
Lee Sang-il directs.