Toho held a press conference on Sunday for the new Sanjuro remake, which has already started filming and is to be released in Japan in December 2007. Very little new information was apparently given, with Yoshimitsu Morita still directing, Yuji Oda still taking the role of Sanjuro, Etsushi Toyokawa playing the main villain, and Kenichi Matsuyama, Tamao Nakamura and Makoto Fujita also making appearances.
When asked about why they are actually remaking the film, director Yoshimitsu Morita explained that he wanted to introduce the story to young people, and that the story would fit particularly well with the sensibilities of the current generation of movie goers.
The original press release (with pictures) can be found here, while I originally read about this at Hoga News here.
14 November 2006
I hope for a very well done remake but Yoshimitsu Morita comment “the story would fit particularly well with the sensibilities of the current generation of movie goers”
has me a bit concerned, Is this another way of saying it will be dumbed down, not to say todays youth are stupid but in general producers tend to dumb down remakes . Also what little information thats out there, it appears it will be more of action flick, I could be completely wrong and actually hope I am