07 February 2006

Lone Wold and Cub to be a movie

Paramount and the Mutual Film Company have tapped Darren Aronofsky to develop and direct a live-action adaptation of "Lone Wolf and Cub," the Kazuo Koike-created graphic novel collection.

The 28-volume series has sold 15 million copies worldwide.

Tale revolves around a disgraced 17th century samurai who travels around Japan as an assassin for hire as he tries to clear his family's name. His companion is his 3-year-old son, whose mother has been killed. Originated in Japan, the series has been published in the U.S. by Dark Horse Comics

Wow. I remember the japanese series (it was called Samurai ng Shogun here on Channel 13). I even saw the second to the last episode where he faces the Shogun with his sword broken in two. I never got to see the last episode, maybe that's why I ended up like this...

Oh and there were at least two Lone Wolf and Cub movies. Japanese movies dubbed in english so hopefully this will come out as good as those...

"Voltron: Defender of the Universe" is coming to the big screen. Veteran producer Mark Gordon has teamed with music producer Pharrell Williams, World Events Prods. and producers Mark Costa and Ford Oelman to make a big-budget feature of the 1980s giant robot kids TV series and toy sensation. The World Events "Voltron" animated TV series debuted in 1984, about at the same time as Hasbro's Transformers toy line, igniting a morphing robot phenomenon. The story being developed will be based on the 1980s series about five maverick explorer-pilots who must travel to the planet Arus to learn how to operate Voltron, a giant mechanical warrior formed by five smaller robots.

Ok since Transformers the Movie is in development, it's a no brainer to see this one do the same thing. Although, a live action Voltes V would cream the whole competition.

*ACK!* I meant Lone Wolf and Cub. I was just too sleepy to check spelling. I can't change the title now since it'll screw up the RSS Feed... Sorry about that