The teasers were exactly that, nothing but a tease but now we get a live-action adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s manga MW and a look-see at some footage from the film. Not bad. As is par for the course the makers of the trailer 'wisely' decided to throw that standby JPop song smack dab in the middle of it. Please stop doing that, especially when it comes to trailers for thrillers and such. You're taking away from the feel of it.
When a top secret chemical compound called MW infects an island near Okinawa, the military is sent in to kill all the victims and cover up the incident. A survivor named Michio Yuki (Hiroshi Tamaki) grows up to become a highly-successful banker, but he is slowly being driven mad by the effects of MW. After committing a series of ruthless crimes to get revenge against the people responsible for the cover-up, he decides that the only way to truly get revenge is to unleash MW on the world and exterminate the entire human race.
I just finished watching Hiroshi Tamaki in the rom-com JDrama Nodame cantabile so seeing him all sinister and evil-like is making my head spin. So I've added a special something after the break as well to balance out our universes. But there is enough good looking stuff in the trailer that may make me want to see this. What will be the true tale of the tape is how fans of the manga will react to this adaptation and how far the producers and makers of the film were willing to go with what I understand is a pretty heavy source material.
MW Full Trailer
Hiroshi Tamaki - Mr Donuts TV commercial