WB Slices into a "Yakuza" Remake

by | August 12, 2005 | Comments

Warner Bros. and producer Billy Gerber plan to mount a remake of Sydney Pollack‘s 1975 thriller "The Yakuza," says The Hollywood Reporter.

The original film, which was written by the powerful twosome of Robert Towne and Paul Schrader, dealt with "a man who returns to Japan after a lengthy absence to rescue a friend’s kidnapped daughter, ensuing in samurai swords slashing and guns blazing."

Screenwriters Oliver Butcher & Stephen Cornwell are on adaptation duty, and Mr. Gerber is obviously no stranger to remakes; he helped to bring "The Dukes of Hazzard," "Get Carter," and "The In-Laws" to the screen … again.

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