I love the Coen Brothers' Blood Simpleand I find many of Zhang Yimou's films gorgeous, so why am I not more excited about this new trailer for the director's period comedy drama remake of that film, A Woman, A Gun, and a Noodle Shop (aka A Simple Noodle Story)?

Zhang lists the Coens' debut film as one of his all-time favorites so it doesn't seem like a stretch for him to tackle retelling the tale and changing the setting dramatically. The new clip is gorgeous -- the images are breathtaking -- but early reviews of the film have mentioned that the whole thing plays out as a "dramedy" with distinct drama and comedy segments, creating an uneven tone. There's hip-hop dancing too -- but hey, a dance number worked for Takeshi Kitano at the end of Zatoichi, so maybe it will work here as well.