Ken Watanabe to Headline Japanese Remake of 'Unforgiven'
It's about time the rest of the world started respectably remaking our films for a change
See also: "The Magnificent Seven," a wildly successful proto-remake of Akira Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai."
I think they said exactly that. The Magnificent Seven.....remake...Seven Samurai...
I do agree the Japanese make some awesome movies. Not just the scary extreme ones either. The Koreans have some great movies also. I've been watching some on Netflix and have become addicted.
If you going to make a remake, remake a flop not a box office success!
They think that they could ride the success of a previous film and nine times out of ten the originals are better. I can't get over that ' The Four Feathers' was made four times and the last three are no better than the original!
I am so, so sorry, I misread your post. If you didn't read my reply to kevbren 849 under my first post, I am apologizing again.
You are way off base about the "The Magnificent Seven". "Seven Samurai" was made before it in 1954, and is an excellent movie. Magnificent Seven was made in 1960. So many of the American remakes of the Japanese Asian extreme movies are nowhere near as scary and atmospheric as the original Japanese ones.
Pulse, Juon, (The Grudge) The Eye, Shutter, the list goes on.
For some really gory and good story lines, "The Three Extremes" is not for the faint hearted. It was banned for away in Japan.
I think Ken Watanabe would do a good job in an "Unforgiven" remake.