Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Weinstein and Kurosawa Count On "Seven Samurai"

The Weinstein Co. and Japan’s Kurosawa Productions report that Brit director Scott Mann ("the Tournament") will helm a contemporary remake of director Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Japanese 1954 adventure feature "Seven Samurai", from a screenplay by John Fusco ("Young Guns").

The action will reportedly shift from medieval Japan to present day Northern Thailand following seven paramilitary contractors who try and protect a peasant village from attack.

"Seven Samurai" previously inspired director John Sturges' 1960 ensemble western "The Magnificent Seven".

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