Unforgiven: The Japanese are Remaking Our Movies Now? Is That Allowed?

Well damn, I’m so used to the US remaking foreign movies all the time, I didn’t realize that other countries ever actually did it to us. It appears the Japanese think that Clint Eastwood’s starring/directing vehicle Unforgiven would work great in old-school Japan, and Ken Watanabe is a good stand-in for Eastwood himself.

The first trailer for the movie is above, and though I can’t find a version with subtitles, if you’ve seen the film, you get the gist of it. Badass is called out of retirement to do badass things.

Watanabe is awesome, and I look forward to watching a foreign remake of an American film for a change.