Kamala Films has acquired the film rights to Kazuo Koike’s 1970’s Japanese manga “Lone Wolf and Cub” and will produce it with 1212 Entertainment reports Deadline.
Set in Japan’s feudal Edo period, the story follows the Shogun’s elite executioner whose wife is killed and he’s framed by a rival clan. He’s forced to wander Japan with his three-year-old son Daigoro as an assassin for hire. Ultimately the pair seek revenge.
“Fast Five” director Justin Lin was already attached to helm the film and remains onboard. David & Janet Peoples (“Blade Runner,” “Unforgiven”) have been brought onboard to write the script, while Marissa McMahon, Elizabeth Grave and Joshua Long will produce.