Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing have released an official trailer for Blade of the Immortal, the 100th work of famed Japanese director Takashi Miike.
The film follows a samurai, who has been cursed with immortality. Only the killing of evil souls can undo the effects of this curse, and so he agrees to help a young girl avenge the murder of her parents.
Continue below for more on Blade of the Immortal, and to check out the official trailer.
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…
Miike also penned the screenplay. The cast includes Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, and SÃ´ta Fukushi.
Blade of the Immortal will be released on November 3rd.
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.