Lone Wolf and Cub, the manga series that kicked off in 1970 and has been in reprint ever since, has already had a number of movies based on the comic, but now Steven Paul’s SP International Pictures is ready to bring an English language version to theaters.

Lone Wolf and Cub ran from 1970 – 1976 and was written by Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima. Six films were eventually made starring Tomisaburo Wakyama.  For the SP International Pictures, the story will focus on the “Final Conflict.”

“Final Conflict” sees a noble samurai plotted against and framed in an assassination conspiracy the samurai disobeys his Shogun’s orders and becomes an assassin for hire. “I have been a huge fan of the property for many years and can’t tell you how excited I am to have the opportunity to embark on this journey,” Paul said in a statement.

Steven Paul was the producer of both Ghost Rider movies and is currently working on the Ghost in the Shell adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson and Takeshi Kitano.

The current plan is to shoot in 2017, but there is no word on a release date.

via Variety

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