Takashi Okazaki’s comic hero "Afrosamurai" will be making his way to the big screens, and when he does … expect the guy to look a whole lot like Samuel L. Jackson.
The actor will also lend his voice to an animated TV series based on the same material, which will premiere on The Spike Channel some time next year.
""Afrosamurai" is the story of a warrior in feudal Japan who roams the country trying to avenge the death of his father, whom he saw murdered. His nemesis is a three-armed gunman."
Production on the live-action film, which is being bankrolled by Japanese animation studio GDH K.K. Gonzo, Fuji TV, and L.A.’s Mosaic Media, will begin in 2006 with a release date scheduled for ’07.