Lone Wolf And Cub, Koike Kazuo and Goseki Kojima’s stylish Japanese comic book series, is bound for the big screen via SP International Pictures.
Currently collaborating with Paramount Pictures on a live-action rendition of Ghost in the Shell, studio producer Steven Paul told Variety that Lone Wolf and Cub will sidestep any potential whitewashing controversy by enlisting “an essentially Japanese cast” before making the defining jump into production in early 2017.
Hatched by Kazuo and Kojima-san back in 1970, Lone Wolf and Cub is something of a Japanese phenomenon, spawning numerous feature films, stage plays and even a TV show. In 1992, the Final Conflict movie adaptation told the tale of “a noble samurai [Ittō] plotted against and framed in an assassination conspiracy the samurai disobeys his Shogun’s orders and becomes an assassin for hire with his three-year-old son [Daigorō].”
We understand that that arc will serve as the foundation for SP International Pictures’ all-new remake, and though Darren Aronofsky and Justin Lin have previously circled a western adaptation of the manga, there is currently no word of a director to take the reins at this time.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Final Conflict is expected to leap before the cameras in 2017. But what are your thoughts on Koike Kazuo and Goseki Kojima’s comic book series getting the live-action treatment once more? Sound off below and let us know.