Clooney, Ziyi, and Yen in Seven Samurai

June 1, 2006

clooney-yen-seven-samurai.jpgAlready remade as a western in 1960, Harvey Weinstein is set to remake Akira Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai yet again, this time, it seems, retaining the samurai aspects:

Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen is set to lead in the Hollywood remake of Japanese classic "The Seven Samurai", alongside George Clooney and Chinese starlet Zhang Ziyi, a film company said.

George Clooney as a samurai is perfect casting. Remember all those times on ER that he'd perform surgery with a sword? Or how, on Roseanne, Booker would go on those tirades about honor? Or in Syriana, how he was fatter and had a beard? During those times, I always thought, "This guy would be a hell of a samurai."

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