American Western movies and Japanese Samurai films have a deeply intertwined history, the most obvious bridge between them being The Magnificent Seven, which is a remake of Seven Samurai.
Now, the link will go the other direction. The Oscar-winning 1990 film Unforgiven is set to be remade as a Samurai film directed by Lee Sang-Il and titled Yurusarezaru Mono, which translates to A Thing That Can’t Be Forgiven. Ken Watanabe will star.
Watanabe is a Japanese actor known to American audiences for his work in such films as The Last Samurai and Inception. He will play the role originally played by Clint Eastwood (Trouble with the Curve).
The film will follow a samurai in 19th-century Japan with a troubled past, who is forced out of retirement for one last job. Koichi Sato will also star Akira Emoto