According to their press release, FUNimation
, Gonzo Studios
, and Indomina Group
, a U.S. and Dominican Republic based producer and distributor, have announced a live action feature film of Afro Samurai
Samuel L. Jackson
, who voiced the lead character the anime, is going to star in the live action film and has been hired as one of the producers.
According to Variety, the producers hope to hire a writer and director this summer and complete casting by the end of the year. The film will be shot at Pinewood Indomina Studios in the Dominican Republic next year.
Afro Samurai Live Action Film website: http://www.afrosamuraithemovie.com
Sources: The Indomina Group Press Release