Koete Posted June 30, 2011 Report Share Posted June 30, 2011 TOKYO -- Warner Japan will make a live-action pic based on Nobuhiro Watsuki's hit samurai swashbuckler comic ''Rurouni Kenshin.'' Takeru Sato will star as the title character Kenshin Himura, a samurai who vows to end his bloody career as an assassin and wander the country protecting the weak. The pic is skedded to start shooting in July with a 2012 release penciled in. Warner is also releasing. The helmer will be Keishi Otomo, a director of dramas for pubcaster NHK, who made his theatrical bow with the 2009 corporate drama ''The Vulture'' (Hagetaka). The cast will be unveiled at a later date. Warner has been on a roll lately with its local productions, with its new romantic drama ''Paradise Kiss'' heading toward an $18.5 million B.O. total. Source Rurouni Kenshin is one of my favorite manga, so I'm really looking forward to this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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