Universal Pictures has acquired remake rights to the 2005 Japanese action hit “Shinobi” for Circle of Confusion and Spitfire Pictures reports Variety.
The original pitted two rival ninja clans against each when members from each fall in love. The remake will update it for modern day Hong Kong and have the ninja clans becoming multinational security forces engaged in a 160-year-old feud.
Max Makowski (“One Last Dance”) will write the script, direct, and aims to combine elements from Asian gangster and ninja genres. Shooting aims to begin in Asia next year.