Last week, we wrote about Koujin, an upcoming kaiju film set in medieval Japan. Now, an official trailer has made its way online, which you can watch below.
The film follows a small village that is beset upon by a large crocodile/salamander hybrid looking beast. A one-eyed samurai makes it his mission to defeat the evil creature, echoing movies like The Ghost and the Darkness and Jaws. However, this creature isn’t going to make things easy for anyone and it’s certainly looking a bit peckish…
The story takes place in 1700’s Northern Japan after the war. A boy, after getting attacked by some strange monster, escapes to the nearby village where Ayane lives and warns the villagers that the monster is approaching. The village residents start trying to find a way to protect their village. Meanwhile, Ayane’s brother has a conspiracy to control the monster and use it. As the story goes on, we find out exactly how the monster was created and the cruelty some humans are capable of.
Directed by Zennosuke Matsuura, Koujin stars Yuki Uchida, Takehiro Hira, Yuta Hiraoka, Shingo Yanagisawa, and Yasuo Daichi. It is based on Miyabe Miyuki’s novel of the same name.