Christopher McQuarrie to Produce, Write, and Direct Multi-Platform SEVEN SAMURAI Remake RUBICON

     October 14, 2011

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Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie (One Shot) is set to produce, write, and direct Rubicon, a multi-platform remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.  According to Deadline, the property is intended to be turned into a movie, graphic novel, and videogame.  For those unfamiliar with Kurosawa’s masterpiece, the story focuses on a group of ronin hired by hapless villagers to defend against bandits.  Rubicon will recast the samurai as Navy SEALs in Afghanistan fighting against the Taliban.  I can get on board with a Seven Samurai remake that lifts the premise and puts it into a new setting, and Rubicon‘s set-up sounds like it could be a solid movie/graphic novel/video game.

McQuarrie, whose brother commanded a SEAL team, will co-produce with founding SEAL Team Six member Dan Capel.  Fellow producer Mark Long says the intention is to “explore the true nature of war, for both its heroes and its victims.”  The true nature of war: reset buttons and experience points.  Deadline reports that the plan is to release the video game, graphic novel, and movie simultaneously and that each will have a separate but complementary storyline.  The first chapter of the graphic novel will be included in Capel’s upcoming autobiography.

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