LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Hellboy" star Ron
Perlman will play the bad guy in the hybrid martial arts movie
The film is set in an original hyper-stylized universe, a
la "Sin City," and draws from a mixed bag of genres, including
puppets, origami, comic books, video games and German
expressionism. It follows a drifter (Josh Hartnett) who teams
up with a samurai (Japanese actor Gackt) to take on an Eastern
European gang lord, played by Perlman.
Also in the cast are Japan's Shun Sugata, Demi Moore, Woody
Harrelson, Scottish actor Kevin McKidd and Spanish actor Jordi
Guy Moshe is directing the Snoot Entertainment production
from his own script.
"I've always loved movies in the 'no-name stranger coming
to town and ending up in a bigger struggle (genre),"' Snoot's
Keith Calder said. "I think this is an opportunity to take this
genre and spin it on its head and bring a unique and strong
visual style to it."
Gackt is a Japanese Visual-kei Rock icon who recently
starred in the NHK Taiga drama series "Furin Kazan" and sci-fi
film "Moon Child," which he also penned.
Sugata has appeared in "The Last Samurai," "Kill Bill: Vol.
1," and "Ichi the Killer."
Perlman, who lent his voice to Snoot's 2007 animated film
"Terra," will next be seen in Universal's "Hellboy II: The