trailer break: ‘The Good, the Bad, the Weird’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer…

A “Western” with motorcycles and knife-throwing? Ho-kay.

Maybe it doesn’t matter that the trailer doesn’t reveal much about the story, not when it does tell us that there’s motorcycles and knife-throwing, but here’s the scoop on the film (from a press release from the British publicist):

Set in the 1930’s Manchurian desert where lawlessness rules, three Korean men fatefully meet each other on a train. Do-Won (Woo-sung Jung) is a bounty hunter who tracks down dangerous criminals. Chang-yi (Byung-hun Lee) is the leader of a group of tough-as-nails bandits. Tae-goo (Kang-ho Song) is a train robber with nine lives. The three strangers engage in a chase across Manchuria to take possession of a map Tae-goo discovers while robbing the train. Also on the hunt for the mysterious map are the Japanese army and Asian bandits. In this unpredictable, escalating battle for the map, who will stand as the winner in the end?

Just FYI, director Ji-woon Kim also gave us the wonderful Janghwa, Hongryeon (A Tale of Two Sisters), which was just remade as the terrible The Uninvited.

The Good, the Bad, the Weird opened in the U.K. on February 6; no U.S. release date has been announced.

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Mon, Feb 16, 2009 6:30pm

Haa! This looks awesome. I doubt it’ll come to a theater anywhere near this podunk state (AR) but I’ll be keeping an eye out.

Mon, Feb 16, 2009 11:31pm

And found it! Gonna watch it tonight or tomorrow. I’ll tell you how it is :)

Mon, Feb 16, 2009 11:46pm

Asian two-fisted remake of a spaghetti western?

Now *THAT’S* a remake! I’d buy that for a dollar!