In a recent interview with Collider, Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky gave a little update on his long awaited live-action film adaptation of the animated martial arts series. It's interesting to see what the hold up is, apparently the people that are trying to bring it to the big screen can't seem to figure out how to adapt it for what it is. He explains that they can't figure out how to build a movie around what they actually like about the series,
It’s still around. Every year, somebody new picks it up who tries to push it through. I feel like, with Jack, it’s a funny curse. People like it for A, B and C, but as soon as they want to make it, they say, “Well, we can’t do A, B and C.” But, those are the key ingredients that make it successful. Once somebody comes along and just says, “I want to make it for what it is,” then it will get made. But right now, every time we try to run it up the flagpole, it never sticks.
I'm not sure why people can't figure out how to do this. It's not rocket science! If these people can't find a way a way to properly adapt a pretty simple yet badass series for the big screen, maybe they shouldn't be in the movie business.
Hopefully one day we'll see Samurai Jack kicking ass on the big screen, but unfortunately it doesn't look like it's going to happen anytime soon. Do you think this would be a hard character to bring to the big screen? How would you handle it?