The Magnificent Nine helmer Nakamura Yoshihiro’s latest is all about ninjas! And who here watches movies and doesn’t like ninjas? Right?
Actor Ohno Satoshi reunites with Nakamura for Mumon: The Land Of Steath, which opens in Japan on July 1 after its North American premiere at the Toronto Japanese Film Festival this month. The latest trailer arrived in April and has gotten quite the virility since then while you can still expect an English-subbed version to arrive as the film makes the festival rounds in the near future.
Raised suckling poison arrows among the sparring Iga ninja factions, Mumon (Satoshi Ohno, of idol group Arashi) is a carefree 16th-century mercenary. When the ninja council makes a power play to defeat the young Nobukatsu Oda struggling to step into his father’s warlord shoes as they expand rule across the country, Mumon jumps into the fray to satisfy his new bride Okuni’s (Satomi Ishihara of Shin Godzilla, Attack on Titan) demand that he make good on his promises of wealth. Yet Mumon soon finds what is worth fighting for beyond money or nation. A longtime JAPAN CUTS favorite known for his offbeat dramas, Yoshihiro Nakamura (Fish Story, Golden Slumber) takes on the jidaigeki epic with his signature sense of play featuring a jazzy soundtrack and fantastical ninja tricks.
Also starring are Suzuki Ryohei, Iseya Yusuke and Chinen Yuri for the film’s Japan release on July 1 and opening night Japan Cuts premiere in New York City on July 13.
Check out the trailer!