[Thanks to GF for pointing me to this trailer. It's a good trailer â€” the opening shots impart a touch of Hephaestus to Kamal working in his subterranean lairâ€¦couldnâ€™t help but smile at that English accent, that is vintage ...
Kazuaki Kiriya is someone I had not even heard of until I saw his latest movie – Goemon’s – trailer. Kiriya previously famous for music videos had turned film maker with the sci-fi film ‘Casshern‘, a blend of Japanese manga and super-imposition chroma key technique (like Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow & 300). Itâ€™s been almost two years since that and now the first full length trailer (only Japanese) is out and this looks lot better and nastier then â€˜Casshernâ€™. This time around it looks like a mix of Chinese wi-fu (like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) and epic saga (like Lord of the Rings).
Goemon is a ninja bandit with super human abilities, who steals from the rich and feeds the poor (ala Robin Hood). Goemon finds a mysterious box which is a relic fom the past containing untold powers. He needs to protect this from the other characters in the movie who desire to possess the box for their own ulterior motives.