Three previously undiscovered screenplays by master filmmaker Akira Kurosawa have been uncovered in Japan. According to Sankei Sports (via The Playlist), Tokyo University Media Professor, Yasuki Hamano found the screenplays while researching for his upcoming book series Akira Kurosawa Archives in which the scripts will be collected. Two of the scripts–Kanokemaru no Hitobito (The People of Kanokemaru) and Ashita o Tsukuru Hitobito (The People Who Make Tomorrow)—are for feature films while the third–Yoki na Kojo (The Cheerful Factory)—was for a radio drama. Hit the jump for details on these projects.
For those who don’t know, Akira Kurosawa is one of the most legendary and influential filmmakers of all time. His body of work features numerous classics including Seven Samurai, Ikiru, Rashomon, and Ran. Kurosawa passed away in 1998 at the age of 88.