Genndy Tartakovsky has been try to make a big screen adaptation of one of his greatest creations, Samurai Jack, for years. It's something I'd love to see eventually happen, so it's good to know that Tartakovsky has not given up on the project. In fact, it's at the top of his list of things to do! Here's what he had to say in an interview with IGN,
I've been trying so hard every year, and the one amazing thing about Jack is that I did it in 2001, you know, and it still survived. There's something about it that's connected with people. And I want it, it's number 1 on my list, and now Bob Osher, the President (of Digital Production at Sony Picture Entertainment), is like 'Hey, let's talk about Jack. Let's see what we can do.' And I go, 'You're going to do a 2D feature animated movie?' and he's like, 'Yeah. Maybe. Let's do some research and let's see.' So it's not dead for sure by any means, and it's still on the top of my list, and I'm trying as hard as I can.
The show ran for 4 seasons ending in 2004, and fans like me have been hoping to see a solid conclusion to the story. Lets hope this movie happens sooner rather than later. Are you still excited about seeing a Samurai Jack movie?
Here's the short plot summary:
Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil! But a foolish Samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung him into the future, where my evil is law! Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is Aku!