Takashi Miike is known for pushing the boundaries when it comes to graphic violence and extreme situations, and fans shouldn’t worry that he’s lost his touch after 100 films. The Japanese director hits the centennial mark with “Blade of the Immortal,” an action fantasy epic based on the Japanese manga series by Hiroaki Samura.
The official synopsis reads: “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.”
“Blade of the Immortal” premiered at Cannes earlier this year and will have its North American premiere at Fantastic Fest in September. Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, and Ebizô Ichikawa star.
Magnet Releasing will open “Blade of the Immortal” in theaters November 3. Watch the official red band trailer below.