A year and change since director and action stylist Yuji Shimomura teased a first look at longtime friend and cult film star Tak Sakaguchi’s character in Crazy Musashi, a first teaser has finally arrived online. Crazy Musashi marks the latest pairing between Sakaguchi and Shimomura, and producer Ota Takayuki who now launches the project via his newly established WiiBER production banner, thanks in large part to the aid of up to 1000 crowdfunding donors last year.
Sakaguchi leads the project, billed as a 77-minute single-take actioner, which sought its long-endured development through a series of changing hands and the actor’s own career troubles with management which nearly led to an early retirement in 2013. Thankfully that language saw a prospective turnabout with Sakaguchi then appearing subsequently in Yuji Shimomura’s CQC thriller, Re:Born, Takahiro Ishihara’s Red Blade and Shinsuke Sato’s Kingdom which graces an event U.S. screening in August.
As for Crazy Musashi, nothing short of a period spectacle – and in one-take fashion at that – expect at least one more delightful outing from an actor cheered for bringing some of the greatest hits to ever hit the Asian movie map of the last two decades. For those fluent in the language, there’s more at WiiBER to read up on in the meantime.