I felt it only fair to catch up and share the latest official trailer for Kensuke Sonomura’s new movie, Hydra. The film is due for a November 23 screening release in Japan after circulating several festivals and events including back in April at Hamburg and just recently in New York City’s Urban Action Showcase.
Masanori Mimoto makes his latest foray into lead stardom following credits like Ninja Hunter, Bushido Man, and Takashi Miike’s wildly entertaining Yakuza Apocalypse in which he plays frogsuited badass, Kaeru-kun. Jiro Kaneko penned the script for Hydra which centers on a cook at a midnight diner whose past life as an elite killer comes back to haunt him when the rival of his former organization marks them for death.
The story is a layered, taut and intense action drama, thickly-crafted with slick, energizing fight action captured by Sonomura in all his burgeoning potential. It’s quite expected seeing as Sonomura hails from the auspices of action legend Yasuaki Kurata’s Kurata Action Club as well as Yuji Shimomura’s U’den Flame Works.
A U.S. release may be far from approach with Japan’s release just days away, but if you’ve seen the likes of Re:Born or if you’ve at all followed my posts on here or on social media, chances are you might be in the market for something truly awesome no matter how long it takes. Peep the most recent official trailer above and stay tuned!