Attractive Japanese people on motorcycles stylishly shooting guns at bad guys? Sign me up! Below you’ll find a trailer for Eiichiro Hasumi’s “Wild 7”, a live-action adaptation of Mikiya Mochizuki’s popular manga which ran from 1969 to 1979. And while I’ve never read a single issue, I’m still kind of excited about this one. After all, I’m a sucker for action flicks that incorporate motorcycles and gunplay. Oh what a pathetic action junkie I am.
Here’s a quick synopsis to get you started:
To combat rising crime and terrorist activities in Japan, the Japanese National Police Agency authorizes the formation of a secret motorcycle unit known as the Wild 7. The motley group consists of reformed convicts – ranging from simple thugs to former Yakuza members. The Wild 7 are tasked to take out criminals the police cannot touch – due to the criminal’s connections with politicians and wily lawyers.
“Wild 7”, which stars Eita, Kippei Shiina, Ryuhei Maruyama, Tsuyoshi Abe, Takashi Ukaji, Yusuke Hirayama, Minoru Matsumoto, Kyoko Fukada, and Jun Kaname, opens in Japan on December 21st, 2011. The aforementioned trailer awaits.