By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 23, 2011 at 2:54AM
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...