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Indomina to Produce Live-Action Afro Samurai Film

posted on 2011-07-21 10:50 EDT
Film to be shot in Dominican Republic next year with Samuel L. Jackson producing

The American/Dominican Republic production company Indomina announced on Thursday that it will produce the live-action film adaptation of the Afro Samurai manga and anime series. Indomina Chairman and CEO Jasbinder Singh Mann, actor Samuel L. Jackson, and Gonzo Studios' Shin Ishikawa are producing, and Eli Selden of Anonymous Content is executive-producing.

The film will be shot next year in the Domincan Republic at Pinewood Indomina Studios.

Samuel Jackson voiced the title character in the 2007 television series Afro Samurai and again for television TV movie Afro Samurai: Resurrection. Both anime and Takashi Okazaki's source manga feature an afro-haired samurai wandering across a futuristic yet feudal alternate-world Japan.

Jackson commented, "This has been one of my very favorite properties ever since our amazing debut at Comic-Con with the original series pilot out of Japan. I can't wait to produce the epic feature film version with our new partners at The Indomina Group."

Snigh Mann of Indomina descibed Afro Samurai as "the perfect property" to exploit thrrough vertical channels, targeted to what Snigh called "a fanboy audience."

Producers plan to attach a writer and director this summer and complete casting by the end of the year. Stacey Smart Stanley is overseeing the film's development for Indomina and Chris Carlisle for Gonzo.


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