Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Cup of Tears trailer

10.27.2009

Just what the hell is this movie and where did it come from?

Those are questions I raced to find the answers to after seeing this phenomenal trailer for the sci-fi samurai epic, THE CUP OF TEARS. It’s SIN CITY meets 300 meets HERO, and by the end of the trailer, meets STAR WARS. Yeah, I know.

Here’s what I can gather: The film was shot in Slovenia and is being finished in Ireland by Irish filmmaker Gary Shore. Despite its content, no part of this movie is from Asia, and it has yet to land a distributor, though I feel that’s probably going to change once this trailer starts circulating around. A rough synopsis is as follows:

"Follows a scorned geisha who creates a magical cup made of tears that causes any man who drinks from it to fall into a permanent sleep. One night the cup is stolen, setting off a chain of events that threatens civil war amongst the clans. Taro, a gifted samurai, sets out to find the cup and one who can break the spell."

That’s great, but just how the hell do we end up with samurai dodging rockets and fighting space ships by the end? I’ve no idea, but I can’t wait to find out.

Extra Tidbit: I love when something like this comes out of nowhere to knock me on my ass. Ireland? Really?
Source: Twitch

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

1:20AM on 10/29/2009
I'd rather play a video game.. since that's basically what this is.
I'd rather play a video game.. since that's basically what this is.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
8:15AM on 10/28/2009
Oh and I do agree with the sky Captain comment. But I have to say I enjoyed that.
Oh and I do agree with the sky Captain comment. But I have to say I enjoyed that.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+1
8:13AM on 10/28/2009

Wow

This looks awesome! If anything looks a lot better than Ninja Assassin. I'm down and will see this, but we have all been fooled before so.
This looks awesome! If anything looks a lot better than Ninja Assassin. I'm down and will see this, but we have all been fooled before so.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:02AM on 10/28/2009

sky captain!

you forgot to mention all the shitty movies this also resembles (i guess 300 counts but...) i was hoping for something like nightwatch but this looks like sky cap. i.e. shit!
you forgot to mention all the shitty movies this also resembles (i guess 300 counts but...) i was hoping for something like nightwatch but this looks like sky cap. i.e. shit!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:51PM on 10/27/2009
Samurai Jack?
Samurai Jack?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:41PM on 10/27/2009
because this actually looks cool
because this actually looks cool
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
-1
10:25PM on 10/27/2009
This looks like that Aeon Flux shit, or that stupid vampire movie with Mila Jovovich. People complain about George Lucas's use of green screen, but no one screams about shit like this?
This looks like that Aeon Flux shit, or that stupid vampire movie with Mila Jovovich. People complain about George Lucas's use of green screen, but no one screams about shit like this?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:22PM on 10/27/2009
this looks sick!
this looks sick!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:16PM on 10/27/2009

R U Kidding?

Really?...Really? This looks like a huge pile of shit!! I'm pretty sure the writer of this article is either a) pushing/attempting to hype their friend's movie or b) is purposely looking for obscure movies and hyping them on the off chance that they will become big in the future!
I have no problem with the storyline but after 30 seconds you can tell that this is done by a bunch of ham and eggers...just brutal really!
Am i alone on this?
Really?...Really? This looks like a huge pile of shit!! I'm pretty sure the writer of this article is either a) pushing/attempting to hype their friend's movie or b) is purposely looking for obscure movies and hyping them on the off chance that they will become big in the future!
I have no problem with the storyline but after 30 seconds you can tell that this is done by a bunch of ham and eggers...just brutal really!
Am i alone on this?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:12AM on 10/28/2009
Yes, Yes you are.
Yes, Yes you are.
3:59PM on 10/27/2009
Maybe the twist is no one talks in the whole movie... Actually throw Dark City in there with the whole ending/space thing.. Spirit Town, comeon...

The effects may work, will be interesting, but wouldnt be surprised if it sucked.
Maybe the twist is no one talks in the whole movie... Actually throw Dark City in there with the whole ending/space thing.. Spirit Town, comeon...

The effects may work, will be interesting, but wouldnt be surprised if it sucked.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:09PM on 10/27/2009
I'm only worried about the "too much style" syndrome. Effects have to be top notch or it could look very cheap
I'm only worried about the "too much style" syndrome. Effects have to be top notch or it could look very cheap
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:13AM on 10/28/2009
That's what I'm worried about.
That's what I'm worried about.
+2
2:40PM on 10/27/2009
This looks visually exciting. Hope the plot actually holds up.
This looks visually exciting. Hope the plot actually holds up.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting