[Movies] Genndy Tartakovsky Provides Update On Samurai Jack Movie
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.11.2012
Will we ever see it?
In an interview with IGN, Genndy Tartakovsky provided an update for the long-awaited Samurai Jack film while promoting Hotel Transylvania at the Toronto International Film Festival.
He said: "I've been trying so hard every year, and the one amazing thing about Jack is that I did it in 2001, you know, and it still survived. There's something about it that's connected with people. And I want it, it's number 1 on my list, and now Bob Osher, the President (of Digital Production at Sony Picture Entertainment), is like 'Hey, let's talk about Jack. Let's see what we can do.' And I go, 'You're going to do a 2D feature animated movie?' and he's like, 'Yeah. Maybe. Let's do some research and let's see.' So it's not dead for sure by any means, and it's still on the top of my list, and I'm trying as hard as I can."
He added that the death of lead voice actor Mako (who played shape-shifting master of darkness Aku) would be an issue he'd have to resolve before the project continued.
Here's a synopsis of the show: Samurai Jack is a lone samurai warrior trapped in a distant future, fighting the evil forces of the demon Aku to set right what once went wrong and return to his own time.
The show ran for four seasons and ended in 2004. Fans have wanted the story to continue ever since.