Celebrated auteur Tsukamoto Shinya’s latest Kaijyu Theater offering, Zan, is currently poised for a Japan release later this year. In the meantime, attendees for the 75th Venice International Film Festival will get first dibs following the festival’s August 31 launch.
As such, we now have a first official teaser following a June reveal of our two principal stars, Ikematsu Sosuke (upcoming Falling Camelia) and Aoi Yu (Tokyo Ghoul), hailing their first collaboration with Tsukamoto. And there’s no question here either – if you love chanbara, the new teaser more than signals where it stands for your fandom and stimulus from swordplay action and thrills.
Front center of it all from a script by Tsukamoto is the story of a ronin trying to survive mid-19th century Japan during the course of its of violent transition from feudalism to the modern world. As previously reported, Ikematsu leads the film with actress Aoi in the role of a peasant farm girl who lives in the same village as our protagonist.
Zan opens in Japan theaters on November 24. Further acquisition news remains pending with international sales rights currently with Nikkatsu.