Finally! First Images from Guy Moshe’s Bunraku Surfaces in all Their Colorful Glory


It seems like I’ve been keeping track of Guy Moshe’s “Bunraku” forever, ever since star Josh Harnett was hyping it up all the way in 2008. That might not seem like a lot of time, but in Internet timekeeping, that’s like two or three lifetimes. Anyways, here is your first look at some splashy and colorful images from the upcoming “Sin City”-esque movie, due to hit the festival circuit this year. Films that spend two years on the shelf, only to resurface on the festival circuit, are typically prime candidates for limited theatrical screenings to fulfill some contract before heading to DVD. Via Collider.

In a world with no guns, a mysterious drifter (Josh Hartnett), a young samurai and a bartender (Woody Harrelson) plot revenge against a ruthless leader (Ron Perlman) and his army of thugs, headed by nine diverse and deadly assassins. This visually stunning film is filled with uniquely choreographed action sequences of a new style that melds east with west and old school with new. The film also stars Demi Moore.

Starring Woody Harrelson, Gackt, Demi Moore, Josh Hartnett, Kevin McKidd, Ron Perlman and directed by Guy Moshe.

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  • Alec

    What the hell are you talking about NIX? The film did NOT spend two years on the shelf, it is still being completed (the score at least). As Kevin McKidd explained in a recent interview :”They’ve been doing the effects for the last 19 months. But then this is an independent film, not Avatar.” (source:

  • Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Reminds me of that “Warrior’s Way” flick a little, but mixed in with some “Sin City,” and “Kill Bill.” I’m in.

  • Nix

    And if you believe that, I got some swampland in Florida you might be interested in…

  • Vince

    Wow. You are basically calling Kevin McKid a liar and a fraud. Let me put it this way: I do not believe in “auto proclaimed” movie critics who have nothing more in their credits than the belief that they have the power to make or break films. The truth/the fact is that BUNRAKU will be premiering as an official selection of the Midnight Madness section at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2010. It is a tremendous achievement for all the people who have worked so hard for 2 years to make it happen. Congrats guys. See you in Florida NIX!

  • Nix

    I made no such proclmations or think that highly of myself, and anyone who has read this site for more than one post would know that, but hey, whatever helps you sleep easier at nights, go for it. I assume you have a lot invested in the movie, thus the combative nature of your comments over what you perceive to be slights against the film. Completely understandable, good luck with it. And hey, at least you didn’t resort to childish namecalling, so that reflects well on you. Good luck at TIFF.

  • justme

    Awesome! I can’t wait to see Gackt Camui in this movie! It’s definitely going to be interesting!