First English Trailer for Takashi Miike’s New Samurai Film ‘Blade of the Immortal’

Takashi Miike's New Samurai Film

HanWay Films have unveiled the first full-length English-language trailer for Takashi Miike’s samurai saga Blade of the Immortal, which will screen Out of Competition at the Cannes Film Festival this week.

The film is based on Hiroaki Samura’s manga of the same name about an immortal samurai enlisted by a young girl to avenge her parents’ slaughter by master swordsmen.

Starring Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Ebizô Ichikawa, Min Tanaka, and Tsutomu Yamazaki, the film opens in Japan in April 2017. Check out the new trailer and poster below.

Takashi Miike's New Samurai Film

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle.

Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu.

The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine… the 100th film by master director Takashi Miike.

Takashi Miike's New Samurai Film

Magnet Releasing recently acquired US rights to the movie, but no date is set.

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