bill-swift - August 24, 2012
For an 82 year-old Clint Eastwood sure does get around a bit. Not only has he come out of retirement to star in Trouble With The Curve alongside Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake, but it has now also been announced that his classic western Unforgiven is going to a get a Japanese remake. Yurusarezaru Monu, which is translated roughly as A Thing That Can't Be Forgiven, will shoot later this year and be directed by Lee Sang-Il with Akira Emoto and Koichi Sato also co-starring alongside Watanabe.
It is very doubtful that Monu will achieve the succes of it's predecessor, which scooped several Oscars, when it is released in 2013 with its best hope being of an Academy Award for best-foreign language film.
It's become a common occurrence to see Hollywood remakes of foreign films but now the shoe is on the other foot! It's not for the first time though and here are 5 other continental rehashes of American fodder.