More Frank Miller Comics Being Adapted - Ronin Next
by Alex Billington
February 11, 2007
At the same press conference for 300 that we attended as well, IESB.net reported first the news about the next Frank Miller comic being adapted and the director attached to it. 300 producer Gianni Nunnari told IESB that Sylvain White, who just directed the rather financially successful movie Stomp The Yard, will be directing Ronin. Read on to find out what Ronin is all about.
For those unfamiliar with Miller's Ronin, the story is about a dishonored 13th-century samurai who is reborn in a corrupt and computerized 21st century New York with one last chance for redemption. Frank Miller has described Ronin as, "a superhero, science fiction, samurai drama, urban nightmare, gothic romance." I haven't read it, but simply the premise sounds vastly intriguing and something that may play out wonderfully on screen.
I hope the choice to go with Sylvain White, who has personally confirmed through other sources that he is directing, will pay off in the end. A Miller adaptation hasn't turned out bad so far and I don't expect something like this to turn out bad. For more information, check out the original news at IESB.net.
The graphic novel was a huge inspiration on Samurai Jack.
Robert Wood on Jul 13, 2009
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