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07 May 2007

Looking forward to Frank Miller's Ronin

On movie choices, if you're anything like I am...I mean you basically love these elements:
  • epic magnitude
  • astonishing cinematography
  • awesome fight scenes
  • if applicable, awesome fight scenes with swordplay
Then you will probably like this news from Variety:
After turning the Frank Miller graphic novel "300" into a hit, Warner Bros. has optioned the rights to Miller's "Ronin" to adapt into a live-action feature.

Sylvain White ("Stomp the Yard") will direct.

In the story, a ronin, or disgraced samurai warrior, bears the shame of allowing his master to be assassinated by a shape-shifting demon in 13th century Japan. When the master's sword is unearthed in mid-21st century New York, the ronin and the demon are brought to life and battle gangs of mutants and thugs to try to take possession of the mythical sword.

[snipped]

"Ronin" will be shot in a fashion similar to that employed for "300," in which blue- and green-screen lensing was done on a Montreal soundstage to create an ancient Greece battleground for a $65 million film.


Whoo-hoo!

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