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Remake Rights To 69 Akira Kurosawa Titles Ready To Be Pimped Out To Americans & Europeans

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 23, 2011 2:54 AM
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It's too much madness to expound on in one post... From Variety:

Splendent Media has signed a multiyear deal to represent worldwide rights (outside Japan) to 69 titles from filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, including 19 screenplays that were never produced. Deal does not include the four Kurosawa-based projects already in various stages of development elsewhere, including the Weinstein Co.'s "Seven Samurai," as well as "High and Low," "Drunken Angel" and "Ikiru." Available properties do include 26 directed by Kurosawa -- "Rashomon," "Ran," "Yojimbo," "Dreams" and "Kagemusha," to name a few -- plus 24 he wrote but did not direct and the 19 screenplays that never lensed. "In recent years, countless American and European filmmakers have expressed intense interest in remaking Kurosawa's films," Kato said. "To help streamline this process, we are extremely pleased to have found in Ms. Yamada a representative who possesses a deep passion for Kurosawa's work as well as strong connections to both the Japanese and U.S. entertainment industries."

Because there's apparently nothing new under the sun, as remake/reimagine/reboot madness continues...

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  • Adam Scott Thompson | August 24, 2011 2:14 AMReply

    Only the greats get "pimped out." Edgar Allan Poe died broke and with somebody else's shoes on... and we've STILL got him turning tricks.

  • Laura | August 23, 2011 7:44 AMReply

    You know I'm into "reinterpretation of the text" like I hope they would do in Blade Runner and what they did with Battlestar Galatica. But I smell some "I'm so greedy-lets rape the isht of some classic-money grubbing mess.

    BTW @Tamara --what you said.

  • Steven | August 23, 2011 7:02 AMReply

    This is completely wrong on so many levels. Why tarnish the works of Kurosawa's films?

  • urbanauteur | August 23, 2011 4:34 AMReply

    @Tamara, that 'clip' was funny:)
    As for Hollywood's star 69, it never seizes to amaze me, how much they are wholesale-whoresale Ghouls !, exhuming the blood,sweat & toiled of A.Kurosawa's artistic soul,next it'll might be Kenji Mizoghughi huh?.

  • Tamara | August 23, 2011 3:48 AMReply


  • Tamara | August 23, 2011 3:45 AMReply

    my reaction

  • Jack | August 23, 2011 3:26 AMReply

    How are they going to remake Dreams?

  • Neziah | August 23, 2011 3:16 AMReply

    This is.....interesting.

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