We’ve been sent four exclusive images from Takashi Miike’s new film 13 Assassins. The movie takes place in feudal Japan and centers on a group of assassins who come together to kill an evil lord. While Miike is (in)famous for his brutal and graphic films like Audition and Ichi the Killer, I’ve spoken to people who have seen 13 Assassins and been told it’s far more accessible and not in the “Would You Like Nightmares Forever?” realm of his more famous films.
Hit the jump to check out the images. 13 Assassins stars Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, and Yûsuke Iseya. The film is currently available via Video-on-Demand. It opens in theaters in limited release on April 29th.
Here’s the official synopsis for 13 Assassins:
Cult director Takeshi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a wartorn future.