Josh Hartnett to Star in Sin City-like Bunraku

Wait, Josh Hartnett was in “Sin City”? Oh right, he played the unnamed “The Man”, and showed up at the beginning and later at the end of the film. Not that big of a screentime, but he was in it. So when Hartnett mentions that his latest movie, “Bunraku” will be “in the vein of ‘Sin City’”, he should know what he’s talking about.

More:

“I’m going to Romania to shoot this film called ‘Bunraku,’ ” Hartnett revealed to MTV News, invoking a title based on a 400-year-old form of Japanese puppet theater. “All the cast isn’t set yet, but it’s going to be a lot of really interesting actors, in this weird kind of papier-mâché world.”

“It’s a story of revenge,” the “30 days of Night” star explained. “My character is called ‘The Drifter,’ and he comes into this world that doesn’t look like anything like you’ve ever seen before. It’s in the vein of ‘Sin City’ or something like that, where the world doesn’t look like reality at all.”

The flick will mix CGI and practical sets to create the world of “Bunraku,” a style of Japanese storytelling that uses 4-foot-tall puppets with highly detailed heads, each operated by several puppeteers who blend into the background wearing black robes and hoods.

Apparently “Bunraku” is indescribable, which is not good. You gotta sell a movie to the audience, and a movie that is “indescribable” is not gonna cut it. I would also change the title of the movie. Seriously, “Bunraku”?

In any case, I’m still anxious to see Hartnett’s “I Come with the Rain”.

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  • Youko

    Gackt Camui, a famous japanese singer will be costarring the movie. He will do a brilliant role, and I am sure he will be as great a he allways is.

    Don’t forget about him~

    • XHUBIUX

      Indeed. I was hyperventilating when I heard Gackt was going to be in a big movie like this. I just hope this doesn’t bring him into the eye of Hollywierd. I am scared to turn on the channel and see headlines talking about this mysterious Japanese man. I know a few people who werent fans before they saw this are going to be introduced to him. This will defenitally make him more popular.

    • XHUBIUX

      Indeed. I was hyperventilating when I heard Gackt was going to be in a big movie like this. I just hope this doesn’t bring him into the eye of Hollywierd. I am scared to turn on the channel and see headlines talking about this mysterious Japanese man. I know a few people who werent fans before they saw this are going to be introduced to him. This will defenitally make him more popular.

  • Youko

    Gackt Camui, a famous japanese singer will be costarring the movie. He will do a brilliant role, and I am sure he will be as great a he allways is.

    Don’t forget about him~

    • XHUBIUX

      Indeed. I was hyperventilating when I heard Gackt was going to be in a big movie like this. I just hope this doesn’t bring him into the eye of Hollywierd. I am scared to turn on the channel and see headlines talking about this mysterious Japanese man. I know a few people who werent fans before they saw this are going to be introduced to him. This will defenitally make him more popular.

  • melissa

    well i think da name bunraku is fine cusz we dont even have details of wats it gonna b but so it might have something to do wit japanese culture or history. and yes i NOE gackt Camui is gonna b great cuz he is in everything…

  • melissa

    well i think da name bunraku is fine cusz we dont even have details of wats it gonna b but so it might have something to do wit japanese culture or history. and yes i NOE gackt Camui is gonna b great cuz he is in everything…

  • Tsukiko

    The easiest way to get people to watch, is to mention Gackt. Fangirls will do anything to see him. I should know. I’m a Gackt fangirl and proud of it! =D And I will do anything -ANYTHING- to see that movie.

    • Specialstitches

      Oh, absolutely. Mention Gackt and many, many girls will flock to the theaters! Including me, of course. I can’t wait ’till this movie comes out!

    • Specialstitches

      Oh, absolutely. Mention Gackt and many, many girls will flock to the theaters! Including me, of course. I can’t wait ’till this movie comes out!

  • Tsukiko

    The easiest way to get people to watch, is to mention Gackt. Fangirls will do anything to see him. I should know. I’m a Gackt fangirl and proud of it! =D And I will do anything -ANYTHING- to see that movie.

  • Tsukiko

    The easiest way to get people to watch, is to mention Gackt. Fangirls will do anything to see him. I should know. I’m a Gackt fangirl and proud of it! =D And I will do anything -ANYTHING- to see that movie.

    • Specialstitches

      Oh, absolutely. Mention Gackt and many, many girls will flock to the theaters! Including me, of course. I can’t wait ’till this movie comes out!

  • Dyonne

    Well… “Bunraku” is a form of japanese puppet, and I think that is inspired in that, is not indescribable, is just a hard concept. I read some information and it’s like a really artistic movie… I dunno.
    Well, I’m just exited because of this japanese singer… is something new :)

  • Dyonne

    Well… “Bunraku” is a form of japanese puppet, and I think that is inspired in that, is not indescribable, is just a hard concept. I read some information and it’s like a really artistic movie… I dunno.
    Well, I’m just exited because of this japanese singer… is something new :)

  • Dyonne

    Well… “Bunraku” is a form of japanese puppet, and I think that is inspired in that, is not indescribable, is just a hard concept. I read some information and it’s like a really artistic movie… I dunno.
    Well, I’m just exited because of this japanese singer… is something new :)