Chinese director Zhang Yimou, who is probably best known in the USA for the films Hero and House of Flying Daggers has made a remake of the Coen brothers' first film, Blood Simple.
Retitled A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop, the movie now has a trailer for the North American release. Above is a comparison of the two movie posters.
I am personally a huge fan of the Coens, and hope this remake lives up to the excellent original.
Here is the official synopsis and trailer:
Wang is a miserable yet cunning noodle shop owner in a desert town in China. Feeling neglected, Wang’s wife secretly goes out with Li, one of his employees. A timid man, Li reluctantly keeps the gun the landlady bought for ‘killing her husband later’. However, not a single move they make escapes the boss’s notice, and he decides to bribe patrol officer Zhang to kill the illicit couple. It looks like a perfect plan: the affair will come to a cruel but satisfying end… or so he thinks, but the equally wicked Zhang has an agenda of his own that will lead to even more violence…
The film will be out on limited release September 3.