Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Frank Miller's Ronin coming to theaters

Two recent Frank Miller adaptations have made a ton of profit lately... maybe you've heard of them? (Hint: Sin City and 300). You may not be surprised that, according to Variety, Warner Brothers had picked up Miller's Ronin to turn into a live action movie.

The original Ronin comic followed the adventures of a misbegotten samurai that accidently allowed the assassination of his old master to take place. There will also be a shape-shifting monster thrown in the mix. The film will follow the dead master's sword into 21st century New York, where the ronin and the demon will battle it out above skyscrapers.

Director Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard) will shoot the film in a similar fashion as to the way 300 was shot. The budget will be only $65 million, but White's pretty lucky - the director hasn't done anything close to something of this magnitude.

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