Genndy Tartakovsky On ‘Samurai Jack’ Movie: ‘I’m Not Sure Yet, But I’m Feeling Really Confident’

By Martin Suan | 1 year ago
Genndy Tartakovsky On ‘Samurai Jack’ Movie: ‘I’m Not Sure Yet, But I’m Feeling Really Confident’

Genndy Tartakovsky has said recently that there were some developments happening for “Samurai Jack.” Will a movie be released? Read on for more details.

Finding a place to tell one of his many stories was one of those things that made Tartakovsky excited about releasing “Samurai Jack.”


Although he expressed uncertainty if whether or not a movie could come out, Tartakovsky was sure that there were some significant “rumblings” going around.

“I’m not sure yet, but I’m feeling really confident,” the 45-year-old animation director told Cartoon Brew in an interview.

During his travels locally and abroad, Tartakovsky realized that his animated series was more popular today than it first hit TV screens. And he thought that the time is ripe for “Samurai Jack.”

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“So I think its time is very ripe, and I’m hoping something will happen soon,” Tartakovsky said.

Tartakovsky also mentioned about “Sym-Bionic Titan” and said he wants to finish it. But before doing that, something has to happen first for “Samurai Jack.”

News about a possible film for the hugely popular cartoon series went rounds since 2007. And the demand seems to never die out until now.

Federator Film blog reportedly said, via FilmJunk, that J.J. Abrams, 49, would co-produce the animated movie through his Bad Robot Productions firm, with Paramount Pictures being its distributor in order to ensure that it hits theaters and not just end up being recorded in DVD.

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Furthermore, the film would allegedly be presented through 2D and stereoscopic 3D production in order to keep the feel and look of the original series. The budget was also huge, estimated to be at a whopping $20 million.

A budget as big as this may hint that a “Samurai Jack” movie is a promising blockbuster hit.

Nevertheless, an official statement is yet to be released.

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Photo source: Boungawa via Wikimedia Commons|Genndy Tartakovsky