'Ninja Scroll' Gets Picked up by WB

by Joey Paur

Oh Boy! Another classic Japanese animated movie 'Ninja Scroll' is picked up Warner Bros and Leonardo DiCaprio's production company Appian Way. They also have the rights to the story 'Akira' which we have heard is being made into a movie as well. Variety Reports:

Alex Tse has been set to write the script. Pic will be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way, with Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Mike Ireland producing. Appian is mounting the film as a co-production with Mad House.

"Scroll," set in feudal Japan, revolves around ninja for hire is forced to fight an old enemy who will stop at nothing to overthrow the government. DiCaprio is not planning to act in the film.

Tsa also adapted the 'Watchmen' movie as well. So what? He put the graphic novel in script form? I have heard that DiCaprio will star in the 'Akira' film though. I love both these animated movies! I hope they don't F it up in the process of Americanizing it. but, I am interested in seeing how they pull off a live action version. They will most likely cut all the good stuff out and slap on a PG-13 rating.

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