That Lone Wolf and Club Movie by Justin Lin Inches Closer to Reality


Justin LinHurray?

Well, that’ll depend almost entirely on how much you credit Justin Lin for the success of “Fast Five”, the film that has catapulted the Linster into the stratosphere of Hollywood, where he is now able to call his own shots and get any movie he wants. And while he’s smart enough not to abandon the “Fast and Furious” franchise (he’s currently working on the sixth, and probably seventh one as we speak), he’s already attached himself to some childhood favorites, like a Hollywood remake of the manga/Japanese movie “Lone Wolf and Cub” (previously released as “Shogun Assassin” in the States”).

Now word has Kamala Films officially securing the rights to the manga property for Lin to direct. Here’s a quick rundown of the novice out there:

The original was set feudal Edo period, and chronicles the story of Ogami Itto, the Shogun’s elite executioner. In an attempt to take his position, the rival Yagyu clan falsely accuses Itto of a crime and murders his wife. Disgraced, Itto is forced to wander Japan with his three-year-old son Daigoro as an assassin for hire, earning the title “Lone Wolf and Cub.” Ultimately, Itto and Daigoro seek revenge on the Yagyu clan.

The producers have also attached writers David and Janet Peoples to tackle the adaptation for them. The Peoples count “Blade Runner”, “Ladyhawke”, “Unforgiven” and “Twelve Monkeys” among their credits, so yes, Kamala is not exactly fooling around here. Then again, David Peoples also wrote “Soldier”, a film that I personally liked, but I gotta admit, it was incredibly unambitious.

I assume the Hollywood version will be set in feudal Japan like the original manga/Japanese adaptation, but who knows with Hollywood. Lone Wolf and Cub in … New York, perhaps?

Lone Wolf and Cub Manga Cover

Via : Deadline

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  • Pascal Moffatt

    DO IT RIGHT just like its should be dont screw this one hollywood keep to the real thing and do it RATED R because a pg13 lone wolf wont make sense and go with japanese cast but no pop singer real actor plz

  • Avalon

    Lone Wolf and Cub series are among my all-time fave japanese samurai movies and i own the whole series. I love introducing people to the world of samurai movies with these movies. Remaking LW&C is sacrilege. They’ll never be able to do it justice.

  • Dedpool

    If we’re doing Feudal Japan I say Ken Watanabe as Itto.

  • Lexavi80

    Me like some Ken Watanabe!

    • Dedpool

      Me too! Exactly why I picked him. Doesn’t hurt that he can act.

      Sent on the go!

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  • Pascal Moffatt

    sonny chiba for Yagyu Retsudo