November 16, 2008
Films That Should Be Made: Lone Wolf & Cub
Originally a manga series from the 1970's which spawned six movies, a television series and many updated mangas. Famously known film in North America as "Shogun Assassin" which helped influence Kill Bill Vol 1.
At one point director Darren Aronofsky (Fountain, The Wrestler) was rumored to be inline to direct an updated version. During an interview with /Film Aronofsky admits he was involved. "Paramount never got the rights. And we developed a script, but now the rights don't exist." Hopefully some miracle happens and the project becomes a reality.
"chronicles the story of Ogami Ittō, the Shogun's executioner who uses the Dotanuki battle sword. He was disgraced by false accusations from the Yagyu clan and has been forced to take the path of the assassin. Along with his three-year-old son, Daigoro, they seek revenge on the Yagyū clan and are known as "Lone Wolf and Cub"."