Check Out The First Teaser For Ishii Takashi's Violent Crime Thriller GONIN SAGA
Due to the original feature's huge success both in Japan and abroad, Ishii decided to make Gonin 2 only a year later with an almost all-female cast, but the film wasn't as well received as its predecessor. Despite what many people claim, Gonin 2 wasn't meant to be a sequel and thus shouldn't be treated as such, mainly because it follows a totally different story and features a different set of actors.
That Ishii officially began shooting Gonin Saga (GONIN サーガ) on location in Tokyo and Yokohama in June 2014 should please not only his fans, but also all the people who have lost faith in the yakuza genre. Reportedly written as a direct sequel to Gonin, the upcoming gangster epic focuses on Hisamatsu Yuto (played by talented young actor Higashide Masahiro), a son of one of the thugs killed in the first film, and his quest for revenge against the Gosei-kai, a fictional yakuza syndicate. The film was scripted by Ishii himself and also stars Kiritani Kenta, Tsuchiya Anna, Ando Masanobu, Nezu Jinpachi, Emote Tasuku and Takenaka Naoto.
The first 30-second teaser, which can be seen below, includes scenes from the original picture and offers a glimpse of the cast. Featured caption reads as "19 years after Gonin a new legend begins."
Gonin Saga opens in Japanese cinemas on September 26th.