After Yatterman & Crows Zero 2, Takashi Miike will be remaking 13 Assassins, a chambara originally directed by Eiichi Kudo in 1963, which was about a group of assassins hired unofficially by the government to kill the annoying brother of the Shogun. Revealing the hypocrisy of this society. Watch the trailer!
The shooting will begin in July, and the production company (HanWay Films) will be at Cannes this week to introduce the film to potential buyers.
Kudo’s 13 Assassins was criticized in Japan, said to be just a rip-off of the Seven Samurai. Somewhere between an influence and an unofficial remake? Let’s see what will do the director behind Izo & Sukiyaki Western Django!