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Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires Cannes Vampire Thriller ‘Yakuza Apocalypse’

Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires Cannes Vampire Thriller 'Yakuza Apocalypse'

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Samuel Goldwyn Films has announced that it has acquired North American rights to controversial Japanese director Takashi Miike’s latest thriller, “Yakuza Apocalypse.”

“Yakuza Apocalypse,” a comedic vampire action thriller, follows Yakuza boss and vampire Kamiura. One day, men from a competing group give Kamiura an ultimatum: Behave or be killed. He refuses and with his dying breath passes on his vampire powers to his lieutenant, Kageyama. As the new Yakuza boss, Kageyama seeks to avenge his mentor’s death.

The film premiered as part of the Directors’ Fortnight program at the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival. It will be screened at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival as a part of the Midnight Madness Program. “Yakuza Apocalypse” is set to be released on October 9.

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