It’s virtually impossible to have a conversation about the great Japanese directors from the modern era without mentioning Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Now, after a lengthy run on the festival circuit, the director’s latest feature, Before We Vanish, is making its way to theaters in the United States — and it looks like the kind of wild sci-fi thriller one would expect from the iconic filmmaker.
Directed by Kurosawa (Cure, Creepy), the film stars Masami Nagasawa (Godzilla: Final Wars), Ryuhei Matsuda (The Raid 2), Mahiro Takasugi, Yuri Tsunematsu, and Hiroki Hasegawa (Shin Godzilla).
Three aliens travel to Earth on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a mass invasion. Having taken possession of human bodies, the visitors rob the hosts of their essence – good, evil, property, family, belonging – leaving only hollow shells, which are all but unrecognizable to their loved ones.
Before We Vanish arrives in select theaters February 2nd.