Gans Helms Onimusha Adaptation

IGN News is reporting that Christophe Gans (“Silent Hill”) has signed on to direct a $70 million big screen version of the Capcom action title “Onimusha.”

The story focuses on a 16th Century Samurai who is after a resurrected bad-guy and on a mission to save a princess. Shooting will begin later this year in China for a 2009 release.

Gans will be working from a Leslie Kruger and John Collee (“Master and Commander”) script. There is no word on cast so far, but several studios have expressed interest.