Anime 'Ninja Scroll' Gets Live-Action Treatment

October 27, 2008 04:50:28 GMT

Warner Bros. have nabbed the rights to develop a feature film from classic Japanese anime 'Ninja Scroll', and signed Alex Tse to be the live-action project's writer.

Anime 'Ninja Scroll' Gets Live-Action Treatment
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"Ninja Scroll", the 1993 Japanese action thriller anime, is heading to the big screen in a live-action form. The news came out after Warner Bros. have secured the rights to create a live-action film of the anime and brought "Watchmen" co-scribbler, Alex Tse, on board to pen the script.

The project will be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way, which is involved in developing another popular anime "Akira". Appian will produce the movie along with Madhouse Pictures and Jungo Maruta. Though DiCaprio's shingle is one of the film's production houses, the actor reportedly will not act in the film.

Written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, the original "Scroll" centers its story on Jubei Kibagami, a ninja-for-hire in the era of feudal Japan. Following his quest to stop old nemesis from overthrowing the government, he "stumbles upon a plague, an evil clan of demons, a national crisis, and a beautiful ninja girl."


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posted by Luke on Oct 18, 2009
This is great news! But it is a tough job, the Anime movie will be hard to match. Good luck!
posted by Dean on Oct 18, 2009
Awesome, I love Ninja Scroll. I will just prey Hollywood does a good job...
posted by pewpew on Dec 08, 2008
Why mess with a great movie. Is hollywood so stupid they can't come up with something new they have to ruin a great movie
posted by Alex on Oct 27, 2008
Eatdick get laidm Ninja scroll is Great i own both the Movie and the Anime Series and thre both great
posted by Emsane on Oct 27, 2008
This is totally great news! I have faith in dicaprio since he has done excellent movies this past 7 years.

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