In some news that’s sure to please many genre fans, it seems as if we could well finally getting some movement on the longstanding Lone Wolf and Cub adaptation.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures have picked up the project and brought in Se7en’s Andrew Kevin Walker to write the script. An adaptation of the famed manga has been on and off for years now, with Star Trek Beyond’s Justin Lin on board to direct back in 2012. At this stage, it seems as if Lin is definitely on board as a producer with a chance of him now directing.
Lone Wolf and Cub began live back in 1970 from Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima. That initial series ran for an impressive twenty-eight volumes over six years. Centred on Itto Ogami and his initially infant son, the story follows this badass samurai sort on a quest for vengeance following the murder of the rest of his family. As the series progresses, son Daigoro grows up and becomes a tough-as-nails assassin alongside his pops.
Previously, Lone Wolf and Cub had been given the live-action movie treatment in six films throughout the ‘70s. Since then, a couple of TV adaptations have followed, with the most recent one coming to an end in 2004.
As ever, expect more on this as we get it.
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