Check out the Red Band trailer for Blade of the Immortal, based on the manga by Hiroaki Samura
Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has just posted the Red Band trailer for the upcoming film Blade of the Immortal, based on the manga by Hiroaki Samura. The film is directed by Takashi Miike, written by Tetsuya Oishi and produced by Jeremy Thomas, Misako Saka, and Shigeji Maeda, with Warner Bros. Japan. You can check out the Red Band trailer in the player below.
Takuya Kimura, one of Japan’s biggest stars (Howl’s Moving Castle), plays the lead alongside newcomer Hana Sugisaki. Sôta Fukushi and Ebizô Ichikawa (13 Assassins) round out the cast with veterans Min Tanaka and Tsutomu Yamazaki. Blade of the Immortal marks the second collaboration between Miike and Magnet, following 2011’s wildly successful samurai masterpiece 13 Assassins. Blade of the Immortal marks Japanese director Takashi Miike’s 100th film.
Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and now lives life in feudal Japan as a criminal. After being cursed with immortality until he kills enough evil men, Manji meets a young girl who enlists him to be her body-guard. Swearing loyalty, protection and vengeance against the group of sword fighters who slaughtered her family, the unlikely duo set on a remarkable quest to make right against those who did them wrong.
The Blade of the Immortal manga was first published in “Afternoon” from June 25, 1993 to December 25, 2012. An anime adaptation was produced in 2008 as well as a Japanese novel. The American version of the novel was released in 2014.
Blade of the Immortal will have its North American premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX (September 21-28). The film will hit theaters on November 3, 2017. What do you guys think of the Blade of the Immortal Red Band trailer? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.