Marc Olden’s THE BLACK SAMURAI Coming To TV

by Kim A. on July 3, 2016 · 1 comment in Buddhist Blog

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Multi-hyphenates RZA and Common are preparing to join forces in the television adaptation of Marc Olden’s The Black Samurai. Black Samurai will not shy away from tackling the subject of race, as the title character Robert Sand constantly battles against prejudice, terrorists and other foes. Author Olden was a martial artist himself, studying several Japanese systems, so his stories are full of just the kind of action we’re looking for.

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Common, whose acting chops and basher-like moves were on full display in the gritty re-constructionist western series HELL ON WHEELS (a 2011-2016 AMC TV show currently airing its 5th season), is set to portray Sand, a war veteran who is rescued by a Japanese samurai. When his master and peers are murdered by terrorists, Sand goes on the vengeance trail. RZA will executive produce.

As mentioned by Variety, producers are currently shopping the project. Common’s participation is already generating buzz thanks to his growing reputation as an actor and upcoming roles in SUICIDE CLUB (2016) and JOHN WICK 2 (2017). Producer Andre Gaines obtained the right to Olden’s book and says Sand is like a  “black Jason Bourne.”

Source: Variety.

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