Magazine article Screen International

Magnet Releasing Acquires 'Blade of the Immortal'

Magazine article Screen International

Magnet Releasing Acquires 'Blade of the Immortal'

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Samurai epic plays out of competition in Cannes. HanWay handles international sales.

The genre arm of Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Takashi Miike's Cannes official selection Blade Of The Immortal.

The film will play out of competition and is based on Hiroaki Samura's long-running manga of the same name. Magnet plans to release the film later this year.

Blade Of The Immortal follows a warrior enlisted by a young girl to avenge her parents' slaughter by master swordsmen.

Takuya Kimura stars alongside newcomer Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Ebizô Ichikawa, and veterans of the screen Min Tanaka, and Tsutomu Yamazaki.

Tetsuya Oishi wrote the screenplay and producers are Jeremy Thomas, Misako Saka, and Shigeji Maeda, in association with Warner Bros Japan.

Magnolia / Magnet also have rights to two more films in Cannes: Arnaud Desplechin's festival opener Ismael's Ghosts, and Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or contender The Square. …

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