Warner Brothers and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company have just acquired the live-action adaptation rights to the anime cult classic, Ninja Scroll. Ninja Scroll is based on Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s tale about a wandering ninja fighting a conspiracy of demons. Kawajiri also directed the original anime with ultraviolent yet fluid animation.
The screenwriter for the live-action film will be Alex Tse (Watchmen, The Illustrated Man) while Appian Way will produce along with Madhouse, the anime studio responsible for the original Ninja Scroll anime movie.
Here’s hoping that Leonardo DiCaprio won’t be cast as the lead character, Jubei. 😯