New Movie To Redeem Seven Samurai For SF Fans

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News comes from the Toronto Film Festival that Fox has bought a new script by the writer of Armageddon and Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem that will reboot the classic movie The Seven Samurai and give it a science fiction spin. Is anyone else getting a Battle Beyond The Stars flashback around now?The script, currently entitled Doomsday Protocol, was written by Shane Salerno, a man known for his slick but essentially shitty big budget movies - Sam Jackson's Shaft remake was another of his scripts - but not his sterling work as music supervisor on NBC's UC: Undercover, is being pitched as "an epic science fiction adventure in the vein of 'The Seven Samurai'" that sees aliens and humans with special abilities coming together to save the Earth, according to the Hollywood Reporter. While we hope that the movie is better than Roger Corman's "homage" to Kurosawa's classic, Battle Beyond The Stars (the only movie to bring together Corman, James Cameron and re-used sound effects from the original Battlestar Galactica), it's unlikely to beat the awesome 2004 steampunk anime adaptation Samurai 7. Fox picks up 'Doomsday Protocol' [Hollywood Reporter]

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Ulquiorra Schiffer

Samurai 7 was awesome, it'll be hard to beat that adaptation. We shall see...