It’s been revealed that GACKT’s Hollywood debut movie, “Bunraku“, will be released in Japan on January 14th.
Last year, “Bunraku” was screened at the ‘23rd Tokyo International Film Festival‘. After seeing GACKT’s performance as ‘Uesugi Kenshin’ in the NHK Taiga drama, “Furin Kazan“, director Moshe was eager to get him to star in the movie. GACKT plays the role of ‘Yoshi’, who is the sidekick of the main character (played by Josh Hartnett). Without using a stuntman, GACKT was able to recite his lines in English and engage in action scenes that involved fencing and spear fighting.
The movie takes place in a new world after a global war. Nicola is a powerful man who controls a cruel organization with nine ‘killers’. One night, a mysterious Drifter meets Yoshi at a local bar in town. They end up exchanging fists, but aren’t able to settle the well-matched fight. The bartender sees their strength, and proposes an idea for the them to join forces to overthrow the organization.