Anime 'Ninja Scroll' Gets Live-Action Treatment


Anime 'Ninja Scroll' Gets Live-Action Treatment
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.


"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."

© AceShowbiz.com


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