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News Samuel Jackson on Afro Samurai Live-Action Film Plan
posted on 2008-08-07 01:11 EDT
Actor/producer Samuel Jackson discussed the live-action film plan for the Afro Samurai franchise with the MTV television network's Movies Blog. When asked if he would be playing the lead role of Afro, Jackson replied, "I'll be the dead father. I'll show up in some spiritual scenes, and give him some guidance. We'll find some young guy that is capable of doing all those things and make it really cool." Jackson added, "When look at [Afro], I see André 3000" or André Benjamin of the American hip hop duo OutKast.
The planned live-action film, which does not have a finalized script, was originally announced during Comic-Con International in California in 2006. A sequel to the anime series was revealed at this year's convention.
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