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.
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
“The force is not a superpower,” writer-director Rian Johnson says during the bonus features of the new home video release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” That’s it. Boom. That’s the straightforward philosophy that guided Johnson as he reset the eighth film in the “Star Wars” series (10th if you count the two standalone movies). He references that general philosophy throughout the extras and commentary on the two-disc set as his reason for making changes, but he doesn’t go into detail. If you’re going to reset the most beloved franchise in movie history, you owe fans an in-depth explanation. We need more - and we know Disney and Lucasfilm have plenty of footage, storyboards, photos and interviews that are probably ready for the next big premium box set. What they’ve given us here barely scratches the surface. Don’t get me wrong. “Star Wars” fans absolutely need to buy "The Last Jedi" if just for the … [Read more...] about ‘The Last Jedi’ DVD cries out for more bonus features