Cast of "Beyond Outrage" revealed, Otomo returns
By kevin on April 17, 2012 at 7:47am EDT
The upcoming sequel to Takeshi Kitano’s 2010 gangster film Outrage has been a tough one to figure, and fair warning—the reason for that involves some spoilers from the original.
On Tuesday, a press event was held at Seimei no Mori Resort in Chiba Prefecture to present the cast of the second film, now titled Beyond Outrage. New additions Toshiyuki Nishida, Yutaka Matsushige, Katsunori Takahashi, Kenta Kiritani, and Hirofumi Arai were in attendance along with returning cast members Kitano, Tomokazu Miura, Ryo Kase, and Fumiyo Kohinata.
There has been some question about how a sequel might work, simply because the first film was a complete blood bath. Most of the main characters were killed and it ended with Kitano’s character, Otomo, getting stabbed and then later being confirmed dead by Kohinata’s character, a crooked detective named Kataoka.
Producer Masayuki Mori confirmed that Otomo is in fact alive, but was quick to clarify that this is not going to be an “Otomo’s revenge” movie.
The original “Outrage” involved lots of yakuza infighting, betrayal, and attempts to supplant superiors through violence. In “Beyond”, the major crime syndicate in the Kanto region, Sanno-kai, goes up against Hanabishi-kai, the family which controls the Kansai region. Meanwhile, Otomo gets caught up in a fierce battle with police as they attempt to bring down yakuza organizations once and for all.
Filming began on the 2nd of this month and is now about halfway done. Warner Bros. will be releasing it nation-wide in Japan on October 6, 2012.
Here’s the first teaser. It’s not much to look at—just the new cast list and a logo.
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