Jackson, Cera Team For “Blazing Samurai”

Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Cera and Mel Brooks are set to provide the voices for the animated family comedy “Blazing Samurai” at Mass Animation, Huayi Brothers Media, Flying Tigers Entertainment and GFM Films.

Inspired by Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles,” the story involves a scrappy dreamer of a dog who longs to become a true samurai and who fights to save the town of Kakamucho from the grips of a nefarious feline warlord.

Chris Bailey (“Alvin And The Chipmunks”) and Mark Koetsier (“Kung Fu Panda,” “How To Train Your Dragon”) helms from a screenplay by Ed Stone and Nate Hopper.

George Takei, Gabriel Iglesias, Aasif Mandvi, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, Sandra Tsing Loh, Mel B., and Heavenly Joy Jerkins also star in the film with Rob Minkoff, Yair Landau and Susan Purcell are producing.

Source: Variety