IFC Midnight Films has released the movie trailer for Shinya Tsukamoto’s first English-language film Tetsuo: The Bullet Man. The movie stars Eric Bossick as a young man raising a family in Tokyo who “flies into a terrible rage” after suffering a major tragedy, and “soon discovers that the power of his emotion transforms him into a strange, metallic monster.” This is the third film in Tsukamoto’s cyberpunk film series. The movie premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The closing credits song, an original track titled “Theme for Tetsuo: The Bullet Man” was composed by Nine Inch Nails (Trent Reznor, who co-wrote the soundtrack for The Social Network) for the movie. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Synopsis: The third installment in the series, TETSUO III: THE BULLET MAN, and Tsukamoto’s first English-language film, stars Eric Bossick as Anthony, a young man who was born and raised in Tokyo and is now raising a family there. What should be a happy time in Anthony’s life is not: his wife is crippled by anxiety and unable to leave the house. She also has recurring nightmares about a horrible fate awaiting the pair’s young son, Tom. Those nightmares turn out to be prophetic when Tom is cruelly run down in the street. Losing their boy pushes Yuriko over the edge and triggers violent emotions in Anthony, whose body begins to transform. Anthony flies into a terrible rage, and soon discovers that the power of his emotion transforms him into a strange, metallic monster. When the driver who killed Tom reappears and Anthony learns the truth about his father’s past experiments on human guinea pigs and about his mother’s death, Anthony mutates into a mass of metal – a human weapon fueled by an uncontrollable rage. This delights the mysterious man who ran down Anthony’s son, a man who now continually taunts Anthony from a distance.
Directed by: Shinya Tsukamoto
Produced by: Shinichi Kawahara (Kaijyu Theater) & Masayuki Tanishima (Asmik Ace Entertainment)
TETSUO III: THE BULLET MAN will be available on demand on January 19th and in select theaters January 21st.