The Mole Song and As The Gods Will helmer, director Miike Takashi‘s work is not without a following of its own. He’s got a fanbase he listens to-so indicated last Spring when he formally announced a “rampaging” return to the basics with the production of his newest action horror romp, Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War Of The Underworld. Miike reunites with lead actor Ichihara Hayato following their pairing on the 2008 film God’s Puzzle, with a brand new promotional image now available online just below, as well as a new teaser.
Kagayama is a feeble but loyal underling to legendary yakuza boss Kamiura, who turns out to be a vampire. When an assassin from an international syndicate arrives in Japan to deliver an ultimatum, Kamiura is killed. But, not before he manages to bite Kagayama, and the transformed underling sets out to get revenge against a formidable team of assassins.
Actor Lily Franky plays the aged Kamiura with Indonesian action star Yayan Ruhian starring as the outside assassin among the cast. The film bows this June, and while the teaser doesn’t reveal much as an action vehicle, it certainly shows plenty of imagery that lend some excitement to fans who may be interested. Check out the footage below!