Samuel L. Jackson has just confirmed that Afro Samurai is indeed going to be converted into a live action feature film with production set to start next year. The Indomina Group, a U.S. and Dominican Republic based production company, announced on Thursday that they are working with Jackson and Gonzo Studios on the project.
Jackson provided the voice for the main character in the 2007, 5 episode anime series Afro Samurai. He stayed on and provided his voice for the made-for-television sequel entitled Afro Samurai: Resurrection which made its debut in 2009.
Producers are hoping to have a screenwriter and director chosen by the end of the summer and the cast selected by the end of the year, with shooting expected to begin next year at the Pinewood Indomina Studios located in the Dominican Republic.