BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL Now Filming, RPC Joins To Produce

Director Miike Takashi's latest futuristic sci-fi manga adaptation, Terraformars is finally gearing up for an April 29 release. In the meantime, at least one other adaptation is already underway and it garnered a lot of hype last October from fans familiar with the title when the news broke.

I speak of Samura Hiroaki's Dark Horse print, Blade Of The Immortal, already underway with Miike at the helm according to Screendaily. Japanese pop band SMAP's own Kimura Takuya (Howl's Moving Castle, Space Battleship Yamado) leads the film with a story centered on a lone swordsman in feudal Japan whose only means of freedom from immortality and misery is through the spilled blood of one-thousand evil men whilst aiding a woman on her own quest of vengeance.

The report highlights that Miike is reteaming with Jeremy Thomas's  Recorded Picture Company banner in their latest pairing since 13 Assassins in 2010 and Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai in 2011. Oriental Light and Magic is also producing the film for its release in Japan via Warner Bros Japan while HanWay Films will represent the film internationally.

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