Josh Hartnett Commits Bunraku

Josh Hartnett has joined Snoot Entertainment’s “Bunraku”, named after a form of traditional Japanese puppet theater reports the trades.

The live-action story has Hartnett playing the Drifter, a man set on revenge who finds himself in an even bigger fight than he bargained for when he wanders into town.

The film is set in an original universe a la “Sin City” and draws from a mixed bag of genres including puppets, origami, comic books, video games and German expressionism, according to the film’s producers.

Guy Moshe (“Holly”) is writing and directing. Producers are eyeing a spring start date in Europe.