There is an IMDb page for a 2008 Jim Sheridan (In the Name of the Father, My Left Foot) movie that appears to be a remake of Kurosawa’s Ikiru. I don’t really know what to say, except that I am hoping that this is based on a rumour rather than any actual fact. While I can quite understand the interest in remaking something like Sanjuro or Seven Samurai, remaking Ikiru really puzzles me.
Well, good luck to Sheridan if he is indeed to direct this.
25 February 2007
this is awful news. sheridan is an ok director, somewhat saccharine, but ikiru is excellent as is. there is no reason for a remake.