Fast Five director takes over Lone Wolf and Cub film

1:00 PM on 03.28.2012

I heard that while it was kind of stupid, Fast Five actually had some pretty fun parts. Who knew? Still, directing a movie about cars going fast doesn't necessarily mean you've got the chops to adapt a classic manga.

So it is with hesitation that I pass on the news that Fast Five's Justin Lin will be directing Kamala Film's adaptation of Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima's Lone Wolf and Cub. If you're having trouble remembering, Lone Wolf and Cub is about an assassin seeking revenge with his three-year-old son in the feudal era, not stealing things with cars. David and Janet Peoples are writing the script.

Of course, this doesn't mean the film will automatically be bad, but I'm not sure Justin Lin is the man to direct it. If he does, it might be worth watching the six-part Japanese film adaptation starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, or even better, the original TV adaptation starring Kinnosuke Yorozuya.

[Via Deadline]

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