Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hiroyuki Sanada joins Lost

The hit television program Lost has been on the air since 2004, but only recently has producer J. J. Abrams realized what it's been missing: The grace of Bruce Lee! The speed of Sonny Chiba! The force of Chuck Norris!

Kung Fu Cinema reports that Hiroyuki "Duke" Sanada has joined the cast of Lost, giving network TV audiences in the U.S. a rare (for them, anyway) chance to see a Japan Action Club member and the star of such films as Message from Space, G.I. Samurai, and Legend of the Eight Samurai whenever it is that Lost airs.

The YouTube clip above features the U.S. trailer to Sanada's 1982 action film Roaring Fire. Suffice it to say, you won't be seeing anything quite that dynamic on ABC any time soon.


  1. First of all, I like to congratulate on launching your new blog!

    It is a great news; Sanada-san will be in the cast of "LOST". I saw him in person..., it was just saying "Hello" though, in Tokyo a few times. He is a really nice, friendly person. I do not watch TV drama usually, but look forward to the new season of "LOST".

  2. Thanks, totorom!

    It's very cool that you got to meet Mr. Sanada a few times in Tokyo. I've never seen Lost, and am probably not going to start even with the addition of Mr. Sanada, but I hope this means we'll be able to see him in even more American productions.