Author Topic: Samuel Goldwyn picks up Takashi Miike’s ‘Yakuza Apocalypse’  (Read 166 times)


According to Deadline, Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Takashi Miike’s Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld. The film revolves around an immortal vampire who joins the yakuza and becomes the most powerful fighter in the criminal underworld.

Yakuza Apocalypse is penned by Yamaguchi Yoshitaka (Neko Samurai) and stars Ichihara Hayato (Negative Happy Chain Saw Edge) and Lily Franky (The Devil’s Path). Also appearing is Yayan Ruhian (The Raid 2), who will play one of the international assassins who specializes in the Silat style of martial arts.

Miike (13 Assassins) calls Yakuza Apocalypse his return to form. In a public statement, he said: “Goodbye to tediously boring Japanese films… no one wanted this to happen, but I am making a rampage back to the basics!”

Yakuza Apocalypse will make its premier at September’s Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness program, followed by theatrical release on October 9.

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