The 9th Soul

Warner Bros. to Make Ninja Scroll Pic

Posted in entertainment, Random by Fated Blue on October 28, 2008

 In Feburary of this year, we reported that Warner Bros. and actor Leonardo DiCaprio had  joined forces to make a live-action feature based on the anime classicAkira. Now Daily Variety brings word that the relationship will also yield a Ninja Scroll live-action movie.  Warner Bros. has acquired rights to the anime franchise and DiCaprio’s Appian Way  shingle will co-produce the adaptation with Japanese animation studio Mad House.

 The first Ninja Scroll animated movie, written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, was  released in Japan in 1993. The story is set in feudal Japan, where a ninja-for-hire must  battle an old nemesis who is bent on overthrowing the Japanese government. His opponent is also the leader of a group of demons who possess superhuman powers. The property is licensed by Manga Ent. in North America.

Ninja Scroll will be penned by Alex Tse, who co-wrote Zack Snyder’s upcomingWatchmen and an adaptation of the Ray Bradbury novel The Illustrated Man, which Snyder will also direct for Warner Bros. Director Michael Man is reportedly directing Tse’s take on the Don Winslow novel The Winter of Frankie Machine, with Robert De Niro attached to star in the Paramount release.

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  1. Gary said, on May 15, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Excellent posting. Will you please write more about this topic.

  2. Mperience! said, on July 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    […] DiCaprio talks "Ninja Scroll" and "Akira" remakes 11 Nov 2008 by Chris MaGee Warner Bros. to Make Ninja Scroll Pic 28 Oct 2008 Ninja Scroll 25 Jul 2007 by Marin Mandir Ninja Scroll 17 Jun 2008 by mles Ninja […]

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