by Chris MaGee
We've been following Hitoshi Iwamoto's upcoming live-action adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's dark manga "MW" since it was announced last June. It tells a grim revenge story of two survivors of a secret government experiment involving a poisonous gas called MW. Now many years later the two survivors, Michio Yuuki (Hiroshi Tamaki) and Yutaro Garai (Takayuki Yamada) not only seek to get even with the army that developed the gas, but the entire world by unleashing MW on an unsuspecting populace. It's a fairly scary premise and the newly released theatrical trailer captures that quite well... that is until about halfway through when a song by the Japanese pop-rock group Flumpool starts playing. Talk about killing the mood!
Head on over to Nippon Cionema to see what I mean. Yikes! "MW" is set to hit Japanese theatres on July 4th.