The official website for Sang-il Lee’s Yurusarezaru Mono has been updated with a new theatrical trailer.
The film is a remake of Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-winning 1992 western film Unforgiven re-imagined as a jidaigeki samurai movie.
The story is set in Hokkaido in 1880, a time of increased pioneering in the area after the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate. Ken Watanabe stars as a long-retired samurai named Jubee Kamata who is now living a quiet secluded life with his children.
Jubee was once a famous assassin in Kyoto who killed at the behest of the Edo government. After the decisive Battle of Hakodate, he slipped away and fled to the north to escape the new government. Ten years ago, he gave up his sword for his late wife, but poverty causes him to be lured out of retirement by a particularly large bounty.
“Yurusarezaru Mono” will be released by Warner Bros. in Japan on September 13, 2013.