Directed by: Martin Zandvliet
Written by: Andrew Baldwin
Produced by: Ken Kao, John Linson, Art Linson
Cast: Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano
A lone wolf bathed in the neon lights of post-war Japan, U.S. Army deserter Nick Lowell (Leto) is released from jail and unleashed on an unforgiving city. Standing before him: a nation in conflict where concrete streets are paved over old world traditions with the oil and blood of modern industry. Traditional yakuza families - once heirs to the Samurai code - clash with their contemporary rivals, led by ruthless street thugs.
Aimless and haunted by regret, Nick sets out to repay a debt to his prison cellmate Kiyoshi and the old Osaka family that bought his freedom. An unlikely student of the rituals and teachings of old Yakuza, Nick's ruthless drive drags him deeper and deeper into the Japanese underworld, where a forbidden love affair threatens his brotherhood. When war breaks out with a rival crime family, it's Nick's unflinching loyalty and warrior instincts that protect his new family in the face of annihilation.