Friday, February 9, 2024

Denzel Washington and Spike Lee Reuniting for Akira Kurosawa Remake

Denzel Washington And Spike Lee Reuniting For Akira Kurosawa Remake

Denzel Washington and Spike Lee are joining forces once again for their fifth film together, which will be an English-language remake of Akira Kurosawa's crime thriller "High and Low" The film will be released theatrically by A24 before a global launch on AppleTV+.

The 1963 film starring Toshiro Mifune was based on the Ed McBain novel "King's Ransom", which chronicles the ruin of a businessman following a ransom payment to kidnappers.

Production is expected to begin in March. The screenplay is written by Alan Fox and Spike Lee.

The movie will be produced by Todd Black ("The Equalizer" films) for Escape Artists and Jason Michael Berman ("Air") for Mandalay Pictures. Lee will also serve as executive producer through his 40 Acres And A Mule Filmworks. Mandalay's Peter Guber will serve as executive producer, along with Juniper Productions' Matthew Lindner, Chris Brigham, and Katia Washington. Mandalay's Jordan Moldo is co-producing.

Lee and Washington previously worked together on "Mo' Better Blues", "Malcolm X", "He Got Game" and "Inside Man". Washington can next be seen in Ridley Scott's "Gladiator 2".


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