A ‘Samurai Jack’ Movie Is Still in the Works Says Genndy Tartakovsky

The ‘Hotel Transylvania’ director reveals that Sony Pictures has expressed interest in making a 2D animated movie based on the TV series.

A Samurai Jack movie is still in the works says Genndy Tartakovsky
A Samurai Jack movie is still in the works says Genndy Tartakovsky
TV animation guru Genndy Tartakovsky is making his feature directorial debut with Hotel Transylvania, opening later this month from Sony Pictures Animation. The filmmaker revealed that Sony has expressed some interest in making a 2D animated Samurai Jack movie, based on his beloved TV series.

"I've been trying so hard every year, and the one amazing thing about Jack is that I did it in 2001, you know, and it still survived. There's something about it that's connected with people. And I want it, it's number 1 on my list, and now Bob Osher, the President (of Digital Production at Sony Picture Entertainment), is like 'Hey, let's talk about Jack. Let's see what we can do.' And I go, 'You're going to do a 2D feature animated movie?' and he's like, 'Yeah. Maybe. Let's do some research and let's see.' So it's not dead for sure by any means, and it's still on the top of my list, and I'm trying as hard as I can."

The Samurai Jack TV series aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 to 2004, centering on a lone warrior who journeys through time to save the universe from an evil demon known as Aku. It isn't known if Genndy Tartakovsky will direct the feature, although if Hotel Transylvania is a hit, don't be surprised to hear more about this project in the coming months.

Samurai Jack is in development .

Sources: IGN

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Comments (11)

  1. Erin Quille

    me and my dad used to watch this show together, we loved it and we really want to know whether he goes home or not! i miss this show incredibly and to know how it ends would be enough for all the fans! as well as me & my dad!

    2 years agoby @Erin-QuilleFlag

  2. SherlockHolmes2009

    @the-movieghost Totally agree, I miss this show so much

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  3. ejk1

    I want to know if he gets back to the past.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  4. skywise

    I miss this show!

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. ROFLitschristian

    There were so many things right with this show, it'd be a crime not to give it its proper ending. Samurai Jack was a critical success, so why are studios not frothing at the mouth to pick this up!?

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  6. Monkeyiron 2.0

    If he does do it and I hope we will he should end it with and Epic battle with Aku

    3 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  7. Rudy

    They decide to make the crappy movie first and then the potentially good movie, the crappy movie doesn't do good because it's crap and use that as an excuse to shelve the good movie. That's what's gonna happen.

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag


    @the-movieghost YES I AGREE!!!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  9. the MovieGhost

    @bawnian-dexeus Neither did I. This show was prime childhood material for me.

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @the-movieghost Indeed. He needs to add another season to the show. I didn't not appreciate the way it ended.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. the MovieGhost

    *Gasp* Please, for the love of all that is holy and good, bring this back!

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

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