Kevin McKidd Talks About 'Bunraku'By Rebecca Murray, About.com
As Killer #2, McKidd dresses like a dandy and dances his way through fight scenes. But while most dances don't end in the death of a participant, anyone who tangos with Killer #2 finds that dance will be their last on earth. He's brutal, unrepentant, and a character unlike any McKidd has ever played before. And in our exclusive phone interview, McKidd talked about why he found playing Killer #2 impossible to resist, training for the film, and Guy Moshe's vision for Bunraku.
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The Hyper-Real BUNRAKU's Josh Hartnett and Kevin McKidd Speak
The world of Bunraku exists in a highly stylized landscape of origami facades and multi-colored lights. The Law of the Gun has been abandoned for the Discipline of the Sword and in the town called Little Westworld, the rules are set by a crime overlord named Nicola aka The Woodcutter (Ron Perlman). Aided by a gang of killers called The Red Suits which are ruthlessly led by Killer #2 (Kevin McKidd), The Woodcutter runs the town with an iron fist. Deep in the darkened streets, rival gangs fight for turf, money, and influence. Into this violent tableau step two men, The Drifter (Josh Hartnett) and Yoshi, the Jin Samurai (singer-turned-actor Gakt). Both seek something of great value. One craves revenge. The other, a Dragon Amulet that represents great power for his family. With the help of The Bartender (Woody Harrelson), these men can only be destined to meet... and to clash.
Bunraku is a unique and imaginative film written and directed by Guy Moshe (2006's HOLLY) and available September 1, 2011 on Video On Demand and on DVD/BluRay November 1, 2011 from Arc Entertainment.
Twitchfilm had a chance to speak with Josh Hartnett regarding his performance as The Drifter and Kevin McKidd about his role as the dancing psychopath, Killer #2 in Moshe's groundbreaking new film.
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Kevin McKidd Goes Digital in "Bunraku" and "Brave"
Kevin McKidd’s been stepping out of Seattle Grace’s OR into some very dreamy digital worlds lately.
The Scotland-born “Grey’s Anatomy” star is branching out of his small screen role as Dr. Owen Hunt to tackle some wildly imaginative projects: first up is “Bunraku,” writer-director Guy Moshe’s wildly imaginative tale in hybrid Western/Samurai/film noir mashup, shot in an elaborately styled CGI environment; then he'll follow that with Pixar’s highly anticipated Scottish adventure “Brave.” McKidd gives PopcornBiz the inside scoop on his pixel-packed projects.
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BUNRAKU is now available to rent on iTunes in the US!