The first teaser trailer for the new remake of Tsubaki Sanjuro has been made available online. The 30 second clip shows a few scenes that are familiar from Kurosawa’s original. The trailer can be seen both at the newly designed official website, as well as at YouTube.
Based on those 30 seconds, I must say that I personally have growing concerns about Yuji Oda’s portrayal of Sanjuro. More than his age, it is now really the way that he seems to be attempting (and in my opinion failing quite badly) to imitate Toshiro Mifune’s original portrayal with his mannerisms that bothers me. Of course, it remains to be seen whether they just somehow managed to pick the worst bits of acting for this teaser.