Seven Samurai remake finds a director
The Weinstein Brothers have been talking about remaking an Akira Kurosawa classic for a little while, and news has just been released that they have signed British director Scott Mann to direct a remake of Kurosawa’s 1954 masterpiece SEVEN SAMURAI.
Mann previously directed cult film THE TOURNAMENT, starring Robert Carlyle, Ving Rhames and Kelly Hu. He will be working with a script by John Fusco (THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM), and reportedly the story of the remake will take place in Thailand.
I am not sure about you, but whenever I hear the word ‘remake’ being mentioned, all kinds of negative thoughts immediately go through my mind. Yes, a few remakes manage to be surprisingly good, but a lot of them are sadly not.
And when it comes to something like SEVEN SAMURAI, widely considered one of the greatest films in cinema history, I just cannot help but wonder if there is really a need to have another attempt at remaking it.