Amblin Television has optioned the rights to Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, intending to adapt the film into a 10-episode series where one event is explored through multiple points of view, the truth slowly revealed for audiences in each character’s telling of the story. “We couldn’t be more excited to adapt this extraordinary film as the foundation for a new dramatic mystery thriller series,” said Amblin’s co-presidents, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (The Americans, The Haunting of Hill House). “It will explore the boundaries of truth and how different perspectives don’t often reveal the same reality.” Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 masterpiece Rashomon concerns the murder of a samurai, the rape of the samurai’s wife. Four different characters give wildly different accounts of the incident at trial: the wife, a bandit, a woodcutter testify - even the slain husband weighs in via medium. Only the woodcutter, a bystander to … [Read more...] about So. You’ve Decided To Turn RASHOMON Into A TV Series.
On the December 18, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by senior writer Ben Pearson, and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Penny Marshall, 2018 Black List, Marvel Netflix shows, Rashomon and Peanuts. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). In The News: All the other stuff you need to know: You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com, and linked inside the show notes. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). Send your feedback, questions, comments and concerns to us at [email protected] Please … [Read more...] about Daily Podcast: The Most Interesting and Craziest Scripts on the 2018 Black List, What’s Going on With Marvel’s Netflix Shows & More – /Film
Amblin Television has picked up the rights to Akira Kurosawa’s acclaimed 1950 film Rashomon, and they plan to develop it into an anthology series. If you’ve never seen Rashomon, you need to remedy that immediately. It’s an incredible film and here are the basic details about it: Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, "Rashomon" is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife. As for how the series will be produced, Variety explains that each season of the 10 episode series “would focus on a singular event told from multiple points of view where each of the main characters provides a unique and different perspective of the event based on their specific and subjective point of view. Only by watching … [Read more...] about Akira Kurosawa’s Classic Film RASHOMON Is Being Adapted into a TV Series by Amblin
Amblin TV rashomon tv news TV Premiere By Grant Hermanns ON December 18, 2018 Amblin TV developing series adaptation of Rashomon Amblin TV has announced they’re developing a small-screen adaptation of the 1950 classic from legendary Japanese film writer/director Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon. RELATED: 10 Best Akira Kurosawa Movies The original film, co-written by Kurosawa and Shinobu Hasimoto and directed by the former, revolves around the rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband and sees the story told from four different perspectives, that of a bandit, the bride, a woodcutter and the ghost of the samurai. It received rave reviews from critics worldwide except for those from its country of origin and is widely considered as the first to put Japanese filmmaking onto the world stage, winning several awards including an Academy Honorary Award at the 24th Academy Awards in 1952 and consistently appears on numerous lists for the best films of all time. … [Read more...] about Amblin TV Developing Series Adaptation of Rashomon
Akira Kurosawa's iconic film Rashomon is coming to the small screen. Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television has optioned the rights to the 1950 psychological thriller from the famed director and screenwriter for television. The company, which is investing another $50 million to fund (and own) select TV content, plans to adapt Rashomon as a 10-episode dramatic thriller. A network/outlet is not yet attached. Each season of the potential series will focus on a singular event told from multiple points of view where each of the main characters provides a unique and different perspective of the event based on their specific and subjective point of view. Only by watching each of the episodes and seeing the differing POVs will the audience come away with the truth behind the mystery. Amblin TV co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will exec produce alongside Atmosphere's Mark Canton (Power) and David Hopwood and Opus 7's Leigh Ann Burton. All the companies are working with the Kurosawa … [Read more...] about Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Rashomon’ Getting the TV Treatment