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The official YouTube channel for band ONE OK ROCK has posted the music video for upcoming single "The Beginning." Set to be released on August 22nd, "The Beginning" will be featured as the theme song in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie.
The latest poster for the up-coming tokusatsu film Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie has revealed the two other Space Sheriff trilogy heroes, Sharivan and Shaider will join forces with the title hero Gavan in the film. It has been 27 years since the last time they fought together in the last episode of Space Sheriff Shaider in 1985. The Space Sheriff trilogy, Space Sheriff Gavan, Space Sheriff Sharivan, and Space Sheriff Shaider were aired in Japan from March of 1982 to March of 1985. They were very successful and also the first series of the new tokusatsu superhero genre by Toei, "Metal Hero Series".
Before Kamen Rider Fourze ends this August, a special stage show was held at Tokyo Dome City entitled “Kamen Rider Premier Stage Show ~The Large Cosmic War is Here!~”. The show will continue until August 19th.
Present in the stage show are Kamen Riders No.1, No.2, V3, Riderman, X, Amazon, Stronger, and OOO. The event also tells the story of previous riders leading to Kamen Rider Fourze.
A special stage with about 36 meters in length was able to accommodate motorcycles stunts, was stood for the first time, with wire-action sequences. A video projection with a huge number of rider illuminated on the backdrop to show the franchise's history.
Warner Japan plans to remake the Oscar-winning Western Unforgiven as a samurai period film. The film, scheduled to begin shooting in September, casts Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Memoirs of a Geisha, Letters from Iwo Jima) as the lead. Clint Eastwood directed the 1992 original and played a retired gunman in 1880s Wild West who takes one last job. The Yurusarezaru-mono remake will also take place in 1880s, except in Hokkaido where Watanabe plays a notorious samurai with a native Ainu wife.
The film also stars Akira Emoto (Ace Attorney, Villain, Onmyoji) and Koichi Sato (Sukiyaki Western Django, When the Last Sword is Drawn, Gonin).
The film is helmed by award-winning director Sang-il Lee. Lee won best director and screenplay at the Japanese Academy Awards in 2007 for his film Hula Girls and was nominated again in 2011 for Villain. Akira Emoto won in 2011 for his supporting role in the film. Eastwood himself starred early in his career in A Fistful of Dollars, Sergio Leone's Western remake of Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo.