Ikiru: According to Variety, In America director Jim Sheridan has signed on to direct Ikiru, the DreamWorks remake of the 1952 Akira Kurosawa film that is being crafted as a potential starring vehicle for Tom Hanks.
The updated drama has been scripted by "Freedomland" author Richard Price. Sheridan will work with the writer to hone his script.
Sheridan will shoot Ikiru in Gotham. It's the story of a low-level bureaucrat who discovers that after 30 years in the same job, he's contracted stomach cancer. Determined to seek more from the remaining moments of his life, the man initially seeks out decadent pursuits before deciding he wants to leave behind something memorable.