The Cannes Film Festival isn’t exactly know for bringing eye-popping spectacle. Okay, this year has “Mad Max: Fury Road” to melt everyone’s retinas, but for flat-out weirdness pushed to the visual extreme, Takashi Miike will be unspooling “Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War Of The Underworld,” and no, it’s not your average gangster movie.
Playing in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, the story focuses on Akira, who is excited to enter the crime world he’s long admired, but he becomes disappointed when he discovers it’s not like in the movies. But there’s one other thing, the most powerful yakuza of them all just happens to be a vampire. So yes, there is typical genre stuff, but also undead gangsters, and a giant stuffed something for some reason. I have no idea what’s going on, which makes me want to see it all the more.
No U.S. date for this yet, but watch the trailer below. [Live For Films]