Here’s a look at Takeshi “Beat” Kitano as famed blind swordsman Zatoichi.
Written and directed by Takeshi Kitano, the new film focuses on blind Zatoichi as he makes his living by gambling and giving massages. But behind his humble facade, Zatoichi is a master swordsman, gifted with lightning-fast draw and strokes of breathtaking precision. Zatoichi wanders into a town run by sinister gangs and a powerful samurai. He’s destined for violent showdowns when he stumbles on two beautiful geishas avenging their parents’ murder.
“Zatoichi” is currently in production.