News: Sam Raimi To Adapt Anime Series NOIR

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Sam Raimi and long time producing partner Rob Tapert have been commissioned by the U.S. TV network Starz to develop a live-action adaptation of NOIR, a popular Japanese anime series chronicling the adventures of two female assassins who team up to defeat a secret society.

Let's have a peek at the 2001 original...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl8z5N3VQP4&feature=related

Looks like it has a lot of potential.

Raimi and Tapert are best known for their movie output, most notably THE EVIL DEAD and SPIDER-MAN trilogies, but are by no means new to TV. Over the years the two have been responsible for such popular shows as HERCULES; XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS; AMERICAN GOTHIC; M.A.N.T.I.S.; JACK OF ALL TRADES; CLEOPATRA 2525; and with the spicy SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND proving to be a mega hit, the guys are currently on a role.

The big question though - is there a role here for Bruce?

NOIR-nut? Happy with the production team on this? Let us know with your comments below!


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