John Fusco, the screenwriter behind such immortal films as Young Guns, Young Guns II and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron has been hired to write a remake of The Seven Samurai. There is no doubt in my mind that the man who gave us such profound dialogue as “P.S. I changed my mind. Kiss my ass.” and “You’re ambitious, Earl, but you’d be better off selling lady’s undergarments in Hampstead” will apply his clear wit and perspicacity to improving upon* one of the great film classics. (Thanks, DT!)
* — Or perhaps we should replace those two words with the verb “reimagining,” a secret Hollywood buzz word that describes both devising a remake and creating an abomination.
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