*Samuel L. Jackson, The Indomina Group and Gonzo Studios are teaming to produce a live action film based on the popular “Afro Samurai” animated series.
The story follows the life of Afro Samurai, who witnessed his father being killed by the hands of a gunslinger named Justice while he was a child. As an adult, Afro sets off to avenge his father’s death and kill Justice. [See clip below.]
The property was adapted into a five-episode anime TV series by Studio Gonzo in 2007, a TV movie sequel “Afro Samurai: Resurrection” in 2009, and a successful video game. Jackson lent his voice to the character in these works.
Jackson, Jasbinder Singh Mann and Shin Ishikawa will produce, according to the blog Dark Horizons. A writer and director will be attached shortly and shooting will take place at Pinewood Indomina Studios in the Dominican Republic in 2012.