"Samurai" Scores Another Remake ... with Ziyi and Clooney?

by | June 2, 2006 | Comments

From the "interesting but strange" department comes news that Akira Kurosawa‘s "The Seven Samurai" is being remade (yet again), only this time the adaptation will star the lovely Zhang Ziyi, the slick George Clooney, and the high-flying Donnie Yen.

From Dark Horizons: "The Standard reports that Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen is set to lead in the Hollywood remake of Japanese classic "The Seven Samurai", alongside George Clooney and Chinese starlet Zhang Ziyi, a film company said.

Yen met with Harvey Weinstein last week to discuss the remake of the 1954 action film directed by Japanese master Akira Kurosawa. According to a spokesperson for Mandarin Films, which represents the actor, "Donnie has met Harvey Weinstein in Cannes to discuss the project, we don’t know more details as it is still at an early stage".

"The Seven Samurai" is about a gang of unemployed swordsmen hired to protect a village from 40 ruthless villains.

Films inspired by Kurosawa’s classic inlude "The Magnificent Seven," "Battle Beyond the Stars," and … "A Bug’s Life," kinda.

Tag Cloud

Bravo Writers Guild of America Ghostbusters BBC America 2015 psycho Biopics binge science fiction transformers NBC Trivia The CW ABC Reality Competition supernatural 45 TCA 2017 Horror Fall TV Photos docudrama X-Men zombies cinemax thriller GoT A&E First Look Watching Series Thanksgiving Character Guide Country technology Emmys Winners Amazon social media FXX Box Office Valentine's Day HBO DC streaming service biography Sci-Fi politics SDCC aliens crime justice league hist Mystery Shondaland Best and Worst singing competition Trailer ITV TV Land Spring TV Set visit Comedy Holidays TV Awards diversity Teen Sundance Now Logo Tumblr composers Universal Lionsgate NYCC Pirates 20th Century Fox Masterpiece President streaming based on movie Drama robots E! spy thriller Opinion Star Wars LGBTQ talk show OWN dceu VH1 E3 24 frames police drama PaleyFest FX Countdown unscripted political drama DirecTV IFC period drama Election Disney Toys Nickelodeon 007 Rom-Com crossover Rock American Society of Cinematographers Schedule 2016 YA cats medical drama sitcom AMC cooking USA Calendar Red Carpet Sony Pictures 2017 Musical Western Superheroe Fox News Crackle boxoffice Paramount Network CBS CMT Spike Paramount Netflix Reality Syfy Acorn TV 21st Century Fox Cosplay PBS Animation CBS All Access Interview Creative Arts Emmys adventure CNN Oscars Fantasy History Premiere Dates harry potter Food Network vampires Pixar serial killer Esquire cults Dark Horse Comics Polls and Games Cartoon Network TCM Sundance cops USA Network Tomatazos TCA Podcast ABC Family The Arrangement VICE Mary Tyler Moore Rocky Disney Channel Adult Swim MSNBC Extras historical drama Lucasfilm travel BET Grammys MTV Warner Bros. SXSW dc Music Showtime Pop dramedy BBC discovery Nominations Year in Review romance YouTube Red Marvel WGN Sneak Peek GLAAD golden globes Ellie Kemper APB Starz Comic Book crime thriller TBS comiccon IFC Films finale Action Superheroes Freeform Winter TV crime drama TNT Britbox Christmas TIFF DC Comics Video Games TLC DC Universe See It Skip It Super Bowl Summer TruTV Hulu Star Trek ratings zombie CW Seed National Geographic war what to watch Marathons GIFs SundanceTV Comedy Central festivals Nat Geo Lifetime ESPN FOX Infographic Musicals Martial Arts RT History Kids & Family Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt El Rey Mindy Kaling Certified Fresh sports