Whilst searching for trailers to post on Cinehouse my World cinema/indie blog I came across what looks like the first teaser promo trailer for Guy Moshe’s BUNRAKU starring Josh Harnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ron Perlman and Kevin McKidd.
As for footage in this 30 second clip I would say virtually 0% we do get a glimpse of Josh Harnett as well as Woody Harrelson and I do love the transition into Harnett as its like he’s a origami figure. The movie does look like it’ll really play on its Japanese shadow puppet inspiration with a mix of old and new school, east meets west cinema inspiration. At first all we had was images when the movie premiered at September Toronto Film festival but no teaser until now. I am curious to see this and from what ive read from the reviews the outlook for the movie looks positive, here’s hoping a full trailer is on the cards so we can have a proper look.
A mysterious drifter (Josh Hartnett) and an ardent young Japanese warrior Yoshi (Gackt) both arrive in a town that is terrorized by outrageous and virulent criminals. Each is obsessed with his separate mission, and guided by the wisdom of The Bartender (Woody Harrelson) at the Horseless Horseman Saloon, the two eventually join forces to bring down the corrupt and contemptuous reign of Nicola (Ron Perlman), the awesomely evil “woodcutter” and his lady Alexandra (Demi Moore), a femme fatale with a secret past. This classic tale is re-vitalized and re-imagined in an entirely fresh visual context, set in a unique world that mixes skewed reality with shadow-play fantasy, a place where even the landscape can betray you. Heroes triumph here only because the force of their will transforms and transcends both space and time. The world of BUNRAKU is past and present, fantasy and reality, Samurai and Western all combined. Like “Sin City” and “300”, it gives classic conflict a whole new graphically supercharged dynamic. Resonating through a wide range of cultures and showcasing a mind-blowing array of martial arts disciplines, BUNRAKU is a fresh arena for breath-taking fight action.