A sword-slashing trailer arrives for Takashi Miike’s “13 Assassins”


In 2002, Quentin Tarantino helped bring a marital-arts epic to the big screen, Yimou Zhang’s Hero. Starring Jet Li, the film featured a group of assassins desperately attempting to kill a tyrannical lord and in 2010,  Japanese director Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer) created a similar themed film, 13 Assassins.

Here is the trailer:

After receiving good reviews from a film-festival run, the film will debut April 29th. A synopsis of the film:

Cult director Takeshi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a wartorn future.

The film looks like it’s going to be a sword-slashing good time. Was your interest peaked or did you feel let down by the trailer? Leave us your thoughts below.

– Aaron Faulkner

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