'The Seven Samurai' Gets Director Scott Mann

Screenwriter John Fusco has been developing this remake of the Akira Kurosawa classic for The Weinstein Company.

Scott Mann to direct The Seven Samurai remake
Scott Mann to direct The Seven Samurai remake
Scott Mann (The Tournament) has been hired by The Weinstein Company to direct their remake The Seven Samurai.

Screenwriter John Fusco has been developing the project at The Weinstein company for the past 18 months. The story centers on a small, contemporary village in Thailand who recruits seven warriors from around the world to help defend their town from an upcoming attack.

It is said that Scott Mann will also help develop the screenplay with John Fusco, in hopes to start shooting sometime this year.

Akira Kurosawa directed the original 1954 classic Seven Samurai, which starred Toshirô Mifune and is considered by many to be one of the greatest movies of all time. The director's son, Hisao Kurosawa, will executive produce the remake along with Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein.

The Seven Samurai will be produced from a $60 million budget.

The Seven Samurai comes to theaters in 2014. The film is directed by Scott Mann.



Sources: Variety

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Comments (11)

  1. skywise

    Not a good idea. Even if Donny Yen were in this i would still be very susp*cious.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. Andrew Thompson

    hisao-kurosawa will probulary commit hari-cari after working with the weinstains......lol

    4 years agoby @andrew-thompsonFlag

  3. Teunis

    Should be forbidden.

    4 years agoby @teunisFlag

  4. David-Dvd-1988

    3 words "jesus christ why???"

    4 years agoby @david-dvd-1988Flag

  5. Dan

    WTF.....

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  6. Fat_Jesus

    This is pure blasphemy.

    4 years agoby @fat-jesusFlag

  7. ejk1

    Disgusting. I have utter contempt for this project. Is this going to be as grand in scope? A three and a half hour film? As legendary a filmmaker as Kurosawa? An actor as legendary as Mifune? I doubt it. Screw this.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  8. nitti21

    Not happy about this at all, how can they remake a classic.

    4 years agoby @nitti21Flag

  9. CUPID

    Always wanted to see The Seven Samurai.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  10. clinton

    What? I thought the remake died. I love the original, this whole "present day Thailand" thing does NOT sound like Seven Samurai

    4 years agoby @clintonFlag