Miike’s “Ninja Kids” Gets A Remake

Negotiations are already underway for an American remake of Takashi Miike’s family comedy “Ninja Kids” says The Hollywood Reporter.

A live-action film based on the long-running manga and TV anime series, Miike’s feature follows a group of young trainee ninjas led by 10-year-old child star Seishiro Kato. It’s a departure for Miike who made his name directing disturbing horror films and more recently the acclaimed historical epic “13 Assassins”.

Attention over it however skyrocketed after a screening at the New York Asian Film Festival early last month. No word as yet which studios are keen on pursuing the remake.