Didn't get your fill of awkward CG movie-making from The Spirit? Then watch the trailer for Bunraku, which has an amazing cast: Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ron Perlman and Kevin McKidd. But a very sour Frank Miller taste to it even though it was written and directed by Guy Moshe.
The movie is labeled fantasy, and is named after the Japanese puppet theater, but we're not sure what that has to do with anything, here's the synopsis:
A mysterious drifter (Josh Hartnett) and an ardent young Japanese warrior on a mission both arrive in a town that is totally terrorized by outrageous and virulent criminals. Each obsessed with his separate mission; the two eventually join forces to bring down the corrupt and contemptuous reign of NICOLA, the awesomely evil "woodcutter." 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. Resonating with any number of cultures, and showcasing a mind-blowing array of martial arts disciplines, Bunraku presents a totally fresh arena for breathtaking fight action.
Still no word on a release date, but we'll keep you posted. Any hints or guesses as to what this movie really is about would be greatly appreciated.