Lone Wolf & Cub Adaptation Picks Up New Writer; Justin Lin to Direct

Angelo Anderson
October 19, 2017

Hop into a baby cart to hades and read the Lone Wolf and Cub remake details below.

Seven writer Andrew Kevin Walker has been hired to write a live-action feature film adaptation of Kazuo Koiki and Goeski Kojima's classic manga Lone Wolf & Cub, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Justin Lin, who directed several of the Fast and Furious movies, and his Perfect Storm banner are producing the project along with Marissa McMahon and Kamala Films.

Paramount has been trying to get the adaptation of Lone Wolf and Cub off the ground since 2003, even attaching Darron Aronofsky to direct at one point. Now Walker has the job.

The story follows a Shogun executioner who is left devastated when his entire house is murdered-save for his newborn son. A seventh film, 1980's Shogun Assassin, was dubbed in English for American and British audiences.

Details are slim on what this new take on Lone Wolf and Cub will be like, but here's hoping it won't update the plot to modern times for some weird reason, and also that it will avoid whitewashing its cast of characters.

Based on the best-selling manga series, the six intensely kinetic Lone Wolf and Cub films elevated chanbara to bloody new heights. Itto is joined on this quest by his son, Daigoro, who, as he grows up, is trained to be a fearsome warrior and joins him as a father-son team of assassins for hire as they travel the country and seek vengeance against the clan that killed their family.

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