Anime News Network have a great scoop today – an English language teaser trailer for Oshii/Production IG‘s latest offering Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai. As reported late last year, the movie is based on the life and works of the legendary Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, author of The Book of Five Rings (五輪書, Go Rin No Sho).
Oshii himself will not be directing – like previous works Blood: The Last Vampire and Jin-Roh he came up with the concept and worked on the script – but this time Mizuho Nishikubo (Sky Crawlers, GiTS, Patlabor) is taking the helm. Oshii himself isn’t slacking this year though, he’s currently working on no less than two live action films – one a low budget art-house affair, the other an action-adventure epic of “eroticism and violence.” Plus, he’s also got another anime film in the pipeline. Busy man.
Check out the short, but very sweet, trailer and some more details here.