that it be hosting the RZA’a project Black Samurai TV series.
The show has been finally picked-up after more than a year of development.
Movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer (famous for a long list of films including Top Gun and Pirates Of The Caribbean) is alongside the Wu-Tang legend at the helm of this project, which stars Common. The Chicago actor and emcee landed the lead role of Robert Sand — an American Army Ranger pushed into a new life after his sensei and Samurai brothers are slain.
It’s not the first time that the story has been adapted for the screen, with a film based on the series of novels made in 1977.
After his beloved sensei and samurai brothers are killed by mercenaries, Sand is thrust on a worldwide journey of both revenge and self-discovery.
Common is ready to get started, according to a statement: “I’m beyond excited about ‘Black Samurai.’ This is a unique and special project that offers something rarely seen in art and culture today. ”
“I can’t wait to dig into this character and the martial arts worlds of gun-fu, kung-fu, jujitsu and more. Look out world, ‘Black Samurai’ is coming.”