A short 33 second teaser clip was released for Takashi Miike’s 3D remake of Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai. Ebizo Ichikawa steps in as the star of the film, taking over for actor Tatsuya Nakadai who starred in the original. The film follows, “a poverty-stricken samurai named Hanshiro Tsugumo who arrives at the manor of a feudal lord under the pretense of wanting to find a suitable place to commit seppuku. The lord sees this as a bluff, as many hard up samurai had made the same request in hopes of getting a hand-out. However, Tsugumo’s true motive is to complete the last part of his vengeance”. The film will be competing for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in a few weeks. Check out the official website for Takashi Miike’s Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai for more info.
via Nippon Cinema