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quietearth [Celluloid 09.22.09] movie news action fantasy gallery

While normally a single still wouldn't warrant an entire post, we've been pretty excited about this fantasy-laced action film which has been in post for-bloody-ever, so we run what we've got. One of our readers, XXL Dogma (thanks dude!) just ran across the first still.. and let's just say, it's quite colorful. Now where's that trailer?

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.

On a side note, if you would like to see fanboy-ism at it's worst, read the comments on our first post.

Wanna see it? It's after the break. via Screen Daily.

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karadin (12 years ago) Reply

Right now release is slated for 2010, the company doing PR for the film removed 2009 as a release date, Japanese media (via Gackt) gave the new date which was confirmed by actor Kevin McKidd in his blog.

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ceilynne (11 years ago) Reply

i think the comments to your first post aren't fan-boyism...they are more likely fan-girlism...much scarier. ^_~ can't wait to see this. it looks very good, and yes i'm more interested in Gackt than the other they are all good.


uncleB (11 years ago) Reply

damn if Ron Pearlman isn't the hardest workin man in Hollywood.

crouching tiger, hidden dragon meets the magnificent seven? I'm suprised they're not doing this in 3D. looks pretty good though.


Emily (11 years ago) Reply

I've been waiting for this movie since 2008, and yes, I'm in it for Gackt-san!

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