Ebizo Ichikawa to play samurai seeking revenge

Helmer Takashi Miike, whose samurai swashbuckler “13 Assassins” played in competition at Venice, will make an as-yet untitled pic based on “Harakiri” (Seppuku), a 1962 Masaki Kobayashi period classic.

The original pic starred Tatsuya Nakadai as a samurai seeking revenge after his son-in-law is forced to kill himself with his sword.

Kabuki star Ebizo Ichikawa will star in the Nakadai role.

The pic, Miike’s first in 3D, will begin shooting in October for release next year.

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