4 de nov de 2007

"The Hidden Fortress" Remake

JAPAN Cine News
Remake of the film that "inspired" George Lucas´s Star Wars.

Akira Kurosawa's 1958 film The Hidden Fortress ("Kakushi Toride no San Akunin") is getting a remake, directed by special effects specialist Shinji Higuchi. This version will star Arashi member Jun Matsumoto in his first jidaigeki role, with popular actress Masami Nagasawa as the princess.

The original film starred Toshiro Mifune as the defeated general Rokurota, now played by Hiroshi Abe. Along the way, he is joined in the journey by two peasants. In Higuchi's version, the story's protagonist is the peasant Takezo (played by Matsumoto), rather than the general. Guest starring, comedian Daisuke Miyagawa.

Film: Kakushi Toride no San Akunin
Director: Shinji Higuchi
Screenwriter: Kazuki Nakashima
Actors: Jun Matsumoto, Masami Nagasawa, Hiroshi Abe, Daisuke Miyagawa
Budget: 1.5 billion yen
Theatrical release: May 10, 2008.

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