Samurai Soul Trailer Reveals Anime Prequel to David Ayer’s Film


Netflix actually doesn’t need the Brilliant IP to fade from public consciousness, and the sequel’s taking too lengthy to get off the bottom. So the streamer has launched the trailer for a brand new anime spin-off movie so that you can watch within the meantime. Titled Brilliant: Samurai Soul, the animated journey is about in “the identical magical world” of the 2016 live-action movie, and options the voice abilities of newly-minted Marvel star Simu Liu.

Directed by Kyohei Ishiguro and written by Michiko Yokote, Brilliant: Samurai Soul will wander onto Netflix on October 12. Liu voices Izou, a one-eyed samurai who goes on a mission with an orc named Raiden (Fred Mancuso) and an elf woman (Yuzu Harada) who’s in possession of a magic wand that might reshape the way forward for the world. The movie is “set in Japan through the finish of the Shogunate and the start of the Meiji interval” and is claimed to make the most of a brand new animation model that “fuses the traits of Japanese woodblock print artwork with 3DCG expertise.”

The practically two-minute trailer definitely focuses extra on the motion than the world-building, and type of expects you to be acquainted with the Brilliant universe, by which people and orcs co-exist with different legendary creatures in a brand new social order. The unique movie, starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace was laden with blunt social commentary about class, filtered via the modern-day Angeleno lens of director David Ayer.

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It was poorly obtained, though Netflix insisted that it was widespread amongst followers. Edgerton in a 2018 interview with Collider mentioned that the film obtained “additional essential hate.” He mentioned, “I believe Brilliant is perhaps a film that must be reviewed by public opinion somewhat than seen via the intellectual prism of movie criticism.”

Nonetheless, a sequel was green-lit, however a sequence of setbacks cropped up — author Max Landis was accused by a number of girls of sexual misconduct, Smith’s packed schedule performed spoilsport, and Ayer dropped out. In 2018, Netflix recruited Evan Spiliotopoulos to jot down the sequel, and in 2020, Louis Leterrier was employed to direct with Smith and Edgerton confirmed to return.

It stays to be seen if there’s nonetheless an urge for food for extra Brilliant tales, however you possibly can try the trailer for Brilliant: Samurai Soul right here, and browse the official synopsis under:

Within the time between the autumn of the Shogunate and the rise of the Meiji period, a strong vibrant gentle emitted from a wand brings an finish to the lengthy Shogunate interval to keep away from additional bloodshed as Japan begins to shift towards a brand new period. Amid these circumstances, a one-eyed wandering ronin named Izou, who has misplaced his purpose to dwell, and Raiden, an orc who detests homicide and hopes to depart a lifetime of thievery behind, individually meet a younger elf woman named Sonya across the identical time. Collectively, they go on a journey alongside the Tokaido highway to deliver her and the wand she holds safely to the land of the elves within the north. Standing of their path is the mysterious group Inferni, which goals to acquire the wand and revive the Darkish Lord, who intends to rule all of creation. Inferni additionally makes use of the brand new Meiji authorities in its try and steal the wand from Izou, Raiden and Sonya. Touring alongside the Tokaido highway from Kyoto to Yokohama, Izou and Raiden start their journey to guard the wand.

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