Weinsteins Hire a "Samurai" Screenwriter

We've already learned that WeinsteinCo. has plans to produce a "Seven Samurai" remake, and now comes word that the brothers have hired a screenwriter for the gig -- one who's written a lot about horses, baseball, and men with guns.

From Variety: "With the Weinstein Co. effort under way to remake Akira Kurosawa's 1954 classic "The Seven Samurai," scribe John Fusco has been tapped to pen the script for the redux. "Samurai," which routinely shows up on crix lists of all-time best pics, is one of a trio of Asian classic remakes that Ziyi Zhang is in negotiations to star in for the Weinstein Co."

Films written by John Fusco include "Thunderheart," "The Babe," "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron," "Hidalgo," and both "Young Guns" flicks.

Comments

insanemansam5

Samuel Ewing

umm...today's not april first is it?

Jun 9 - 08:26 AM

ettarre

Betsy Roll

I wish it was April 1st. It would make me so happy if it was April 1st...

Is there someonw that we can send nasty letters about this to? Can I write my senator?

Jun 9 - 11:23 AM

Spengo

Wankenstein Funkhausen

The horror... the horror....

Jun 10 - 12:24 PM

naphil

Blake Easley

The only way this will be good is if they put this in the hands of a great director. Spielberg could make this one awesome. However, there is no way that this could come anywhere close to the original.

Jun 10 - 02:26 PM

cgcbooks

Robert Kimberlin

I thought they already made a remake of this movie. It was called The Magnificent Seven.

Jun 11 - 05:06 PM

riseup124

joel montana

What's up with Ziyi Zang only being able to get roles as a Japanese ? Aren't there any roles out there for her where she can be chinese.But yeah I agree with everyone else, the chances of this comparing to the original are little to none.

May 15 - 07:01 AM

Kerry_RT

kerry touch

why did they get that writer to save a fistful of $?

Written - Hidalgo & Spirit-Stallion of the Cimarron.

I forsee

a) a lot of horses in this remake.
b) Not too much money at the box office.

pass.

Oct 21 - 02:25 AM

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