Nothing quite gets us pumped up here on Dread like news of a new Takashi Miike film, and the controversial Japanese filmmaker’s next has got some pretty badass star-power attached, which makes the news all the more exciting. Read on!
As reported by Screen Daily, Miike has cast The Raid star Yayan Ruhian in his upcoming film Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld, which is being billed as the world’s first yakuza vampire flick.
Scripted by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, Yakuza Apocalypse stars Hayato Ichihara as a yakuza underling who discovers his boss is a bloodsucker, only to get bitten himself before going up against a gang of deadly international assassins.
Ruhian, who also appeared in The Raid 2: Berandal, will play one of those assassins.
Miike’s return to hardcore genre filmmaking is currently in production, set for a 2015 theatrical release in Japan.
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