Reviewed by Patrick Cooper
No One Lives, the new film from Midnight Meat Train director Ryuhei Kitamura, is a seek-and-destroy formula slasher film that boasts joyously brutal kills and gallons of blood. Unfortunately, it’s crippled by piss-poor dialogue and a lineup of painfully uninteresting characters. Even the enigmatic, efficient killer is a puddle of banality. READ MORE
Director Ryuhei Kitamura (Midnight Meat Train, Versus) is currently hitting the publicity circuit for his new film, No One Lives, and he made an interesting revelation in Tokyo yesterday – he’s planning on Versus 2 being his next film and he’s got his mind set on bringing Tak Sakaguchi out of retirement to once again play the lead.
While on stage Kitamura outlined his plans to return to Asia and begin work on the sequel, “The lead actor [Tak Sakaguchi] is retired, but I’ll get him to make a comeback. He’ll do it if I do it.”
I’ve actually never seen Versus, so now I have some work cut out for me.
WWE’s No One Lives from director Ryuhei Kitamura (Midnight Meat Train) has been acquired by Anchor Bay, per Variety.
In the film, “A ruthless criminal gang takes a young couple hostage and goes to ground in an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. When the captive girl is killed, the tables are unexpectedly turned. The gang finds itself outsmarted by an urbane and seasoned killer determined to ensure that no one lives.”
“‘No One Lives’ is a unique horror film that we know audiences are going to love,” said Kevin Kasha, executive VP of acquisitions and co-productions at Anchor Bay. “We’re pleased to be working with the team at WWE Studios again as well as their co-producers at Pathe.”
No word yet on a release date.