The first thing you’ll notice about the teaser trailer for Japanese filmmaker Go Ohara’s upcoming action noir flick “An Assassin” — which is actually a promo for the Hong Kong Film Market — is the overall lack of gratuitous on-screen carnage. That’s because the “Geisha vs. Ninja” director is moving away from the splatterific shenanigans that made him famous in cult film circles. The film — which is currently in post-production — should have an official trailer shortly, but until that happens, you’ll have to make due with the embedded clip. Although I’m a little worried about Ohara’s decision to leave the gore behind, I’m intrigued to see where this talented director is headed next.
Before continuing, investigate this handy synopsis:
Ryo Hanaki was raised to be a professional assassin. One day he was defeated by some accident in the mission. Here he meets Rio, an attractive high school girl. He spent days as a heartless assassin, but his life starting changes after he helps Rio. By a twist of fate, Rio who was a complete unknown became an assassin target overnight. A single mistake from his decision to save Rio decided the destiny of the masses.