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Unfilmed Akira Kurosawa Script ‘The Mask of the Black Death’ Will Be Produced in China

It’s been nearly two decades since the passing of Akira Kurosawa and since then we’ve seen a few posthumous works based on his unfilmed scripts, including 1998’s After the Rain and 2002’s The Sea is Watching. In 2020, we’ll be getting together. It’s been announced that two major Chinese production companies are teaming to produce The Mask of the Black Death.

Huayi Brothers Media and Ckf Pictures are teaming to bring Kurosawa’s script, based on Edgar Allan Poe‘s short story The Masque of the Red Death, to screens, reports China.org (via AkiraKurosawa.info). Written by the Yojimbo director in 1977 following production on Dersu Uzala — when he was also working on Ran and Kagemusha — the story is set in a apocalyptic landscape with a plague threatening the world and the royal family ignores the suffering of those afflicted.

Although a release is planned for 2020, no director has been set yet,
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Akira Kurosawa: Celebrating a cinema giant

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To commemorate what would have been the 100th birthday of one of cinema's greats, Akira Kurosawa was awarded his very own Google Doodle - joining the likes of Mahatma Ghandi, Hg Wells and Vivaldi. Known for not only directing films - but also producing and screen writing too -Kurosawa made 31 films in his 50 year career, including The Seven Samurai which he co-wrote and directed. Telling the story of seven samurai who rescue a village held hostage by a gang of bandits (to reduce the plot, somewhat), the final battle scene is widely regarded as cinematic art in it's highest form, and the film provided the direct inspiration for the Steve McQueen epic-western, The Magnificant Seven. But of course, any film fan worth their weight in popcorn / yoghurt covered cranberries (depending on your taste in cinema) can reel off their top Kurosawa films...and For Your Consideration is no different. Here
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Akira Kurosawa: Celebrating a cinema giant

  • t5m.com
To commemorate what would have been the 100th birthday of one of cinema's greats, Akira Kurosawa was awarded his very own Google Doodle - joining the likes of Mahatma Ghandi, Hg Wells and Vivaldi. Known for not only directing films - but also producing and screen writing too -Kurosawa made 31 films in his 50 year career, including The Seven Samurai which he co-wrote and directed. Telling the story of seven samurai who rescue a village held hostage by a gang of bandits (to reduce the plot, somewhat), the final battle scene is widely regarded as cinematic art in it's highest form, and the film provided the direct inspiration for the Steve McQueen epic-western, The Magnificant Seven. But of course, any film fan worth their weight in popcorn / yoghurt covered cranberries (depending on your taste in cinema) can reel off their top Kurosawa films...and For Your Consideration is no different. Here
See full article at t5m.com »

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