It’s only a few more days until Sanada-san’s birthday.
The latest news on this versatile artist is that he’s signed up for the latest in the Jackie Chan ‘Rush Hour’ series. Currently filming in Paris. He’ll be one of the baddies in this movie. Based on what I’ve heard, the director and producers were interested in Yao Ming for this role, initially. I suppose he said no, so they approached Sanada-san. A lot of us remember him as Ujio in ‘The Last Samurai’.
The list of his latest movies is growing. I havent yet caught these ones:
- The White Countess – he stars along Ralph Fiennes and Natasha Richardson
- The City of Your Final Destination – along with Anthony Hopkins
- Sunshine – a Danny Boyle film, along with Michelle Yeoh(CTHG with Chow Yun Fatt), Rose Bryne (Troy) and Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins)
- Aimless Aegis – a Japanese movie about a hijack of a hi-tech Aegis escort ship
I havent heard any updates of work on the City of Your Final Destination though – so I wonder what’s up with that one.
But I do love Sanada-san’s work. And he is a beautiful man, too 🙂