Versus, the Japanese low budget but brilliant action flick from 2000, became a huge cult favourite over the years. The director of the film, Ryuhei Kitamura, is currently promoting his new film, No One Lives, and dropped one massive bombshell on an unsuspecting audience in Tokyo.
While at a press conference, the director (who also directed The Midnight Meat Train and Azumi) told the audience that he plans to make a sequel to Versus as his next film. Speaking of his plans, he said “The lead actor (Sakaguchi Tak) is retired, but I’ll get him to make a comeback. He’ll do it if I do it”
No other details were given, but this is certainly exciting news.
Here is the synopsis for the original film:
Set in the present where a group of ruthless gangsters, an unknown woman and an escaped convict have met, unwittingly, in The Forest of Resurrection, the 444th portal to the other side. Their troubles start when those once killed and buried in the forest come back from the dead, with the assistance of the evil Sprit that has also come back, come back from ages past, to claim his prize. The final standoff between Light and Dark has never been so cunning, so brutal and so deadly. This is where old Japanese Samurai mysticism meets the new world of the gangster and the gun. Gruesome, bloody and positively bold.