If you think back to the past decade, one of the most innovative anime series on television was that of “Afro Samurai” — a project that blended together western sensibility with Japanese anime, and also happened to have Samuel L. Jackson on board as the primary voice actor.
While at Comic-Con Thursday, it was announced that The Indomina Group — a company known best for pursuing smaller projects — is teaming up with Jackson and Gonzo Studios (who produced the Emmy-winning animated show) to adapt our favorite “Samurai” into a live-action film.
Obviously, this project is still in the early stages — but expectations are going to be high for it to emulate the style and character of the original series. Having so many people affiliating with the original on board will help, but there is still going to be a massive challenge lying ahead.
In addition to this announcement, Jackson is currently running rampant in San Diego in an effort to promote the much-hyped “Avengers” project coming out next summer, as he plays none other than S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury.
Do you think an “Afro Samurai” movie could be all kids of awesome?