First Very Brief Trailer for Takashi Miike's Film 'Blade of the Immortal'
More Miike! A very, very brief teaser trailer has debuted for the latest Takashi Miike film, an adaptation of a manga about an immortal samurai. Blade of the Immortal, originally Mugen no jûnin in Japanese, is about a samurai who has to kill 1000 evil men in order to regain his mortality. Starring Hana Sugisaki, Ebizô Ichikawa, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara, Erika Toda, Kazuki Kitamura, Min Tanaka, Takuya Kimura and Tsutomu Yamazaki. Based on the concept (and final shot in this) alone, it reminds me of 13 Assassins, which is one of Miike's best action movies. I wish there was more to see, but I'm sure we'll get more trailers before April. No US release is set yet, but hopefully it'll be out in 2017 in the US, too.
Here's the first brief teaser trailer (+ poster) for Takashi Miike's Blade of the Immortal, from YouTube:
Blade of the Immortal is about "an immortal swordsman who will not be able to lift his curse of everlasting life until 1000 evildoers feel the cut of his steel." The film is an adaptation of a manga series, also titled Blade of the Immortal. Set during the mid-Tokugawa Shogunate period, it follows the samurai Manji who helps set up a dojo called Ittō-ryū that battles against a competing dojo. Blade of the Immortal is directed by veteran filmmaker Takashi Miike, of the films Yakuza Apocalypse, Shield of Straw, Ace Attorney, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, 13 Assassins and Terra Formars most recently. The screenplay is adapted by Tetsuya Oish. The film opens in theaters in Japan in April 2017, but doesn't have any US release set yet.