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    Blade of the Immortal (Takashi Miike, 2017)

    http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-new...lden-week-2017

    It is confirmed today that the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's Mugen no Junin/Blade of the Immortal jidaigeki manga is officially set for a release in the Golden Week holiday period (between late April and early May) of 2017. The shooting of the film was already held in Kyoto from November 2015 to early January of 2016, and it is now in editing phase.

    The only announced cast is 43-year-old Takuya Kimura as the protagonist Manji. He is a member of Japanese idol group SMAP that recently announced its breakup in the end of this year. 55-year-old Takashi Miike is attached to direct from a screenplay by Tetsuya Oishi (Deatth Note, Beck).
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    I remember reading the comic WAY BACK in the day. This could be cool. The boy band member is not a particularly good sign though.
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    Source manga is very good.

    His "love of the Brute" is even better, but I can't imagine that EVER being produced as a film.

    Also did "Bratterley's Coach"

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    English trailer:

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    Arrow picked this up for UK release.

    http://m.screendaily.com/5118470.article
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    Red band trailer online over at Screen Anarchy.

    http://screenanarchy.com/2017/08/bla...medium=twitter
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    Looks like a return to form.
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    Magnolia picked this up for US distribution, Blu-ray release is set for 2/13/18.
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    List of US Theaters & Play Dates: http://www.magnetreleasing.com/blade...al/get-tickets

    Looks like its limited US theatrical run began last Friday?

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