Sunday, April 21, 2019

YASUKE, AN EPIC MOVIE ON FEUDAL JAPAN'S FIRST EVER AFRICAN SAMURAI IN WORKS AT MGM! PLUS A POSSIBLE TV SERIES ON THE CHRONICLES OF AMBER EPIC FANTASY SAGA

'YASUKE' EPIC MOVIE ON
JAPAN'S 1ST AFRICAN SAMURAI
Yasuke will be turned into an epic movie
As Deadline reports MGM is planning a movie on first black samurai YASUKE based on the true story of history’s only recorded African samurai in feudal Japan! The story written by Stuart C. Paul, will follow YASUKE, native of Portuguese Mozambique, who was taken captive and brought to 16th century Japan as a slave to Jesuit missionaries. The first black man to set foot on Japanese soil, Yasuke’s arrival arouses the interest of Oda Nobunaga, a ruthless warlord seeking to unite the fractured country under his banner. The movie will examine the complex relationship between the two men as Yasuke earns Nobunaga’s friendship, respect and ultimately, the honour, swords and title of samurai.

CHRONICLES OF AMBER TV SHOW
The series has been in work for a few years now
It is interesting that Stuart C. Paul is also developing another epic series. Over at Skybound Entertainment (owned  by The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman) he is preparing a TV series out of Roger Zelazny's fantasy saga THE CHRONICLES OF AMBER. The ten part saga which inspired many of today's popular epic fantasy series and novels, and has been sold in more than 15 million copies around the world,  revolves around Corwin, who awakens on Earth with no memory but soon finds he is a prince of a royal family that has the ability to travel through different dimensions of reality (called “shadows”) and rules over the one true world or dimension known as Amber.

6 comments:

  1. Oh my! The samurai movie sounds awesome...now I must go look up that book/series...it’s new to me and sounds yummy!

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    1. It is massive here in Europe, one of my publishers is covering it here!

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  2. The first black samurai.... Sounds interesting.

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    1. I wonder if he will be played by a white man, now that everyone can play anyone? Right?

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  3. The first black samurai? I wonder if it will be as big as Black Panther, which was a massive success.

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    1. Probably not as big, as Panther had Disney and Marvel behind it, and they are masters of media manipulation and marketing ;)

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