Interest Saw Film Director Wants to Remake Ninja Scroll Anime
posted on 2011-08-26 20:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
While in Japan promoting his latest film Insidious — which opens in Japan on Saturday — Wan was asked if he had any interest in working on a film that was based on a manga or a subject from Japanese culture. Wan replied, "I love anime and manga. I especially love ninjas." Wan added, "I think I would definitely like to work on a remake of Ninja Scroll, which is very popular in America."
Wan did not mention he was actually working on such a project, nor did he mention being involved with the previously revealed live-action remake plan from Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production company and Warner Brothers.
Appian Way acquired the live-action adaptation rights to the anime for Warner Brothers in 2008. Alex Tse, a co-writer of the live-action Watchmen film, wrote a film script for the project.
In Japan, Tatsuo Sato directed a Ninja Scroll television anime sequel for the MADHOUSE anime studio in 2003. MADHOUSE co-founder Masao Maruyama is still working on plans for a second Ninja Scroll anime film. However, as of 2008, the project still needs a script that is acceptable to Maruyama himself and Kawajiri.