While doing press rounds for this weekend's Immortals, director Tarsem Singh was asked if he'd ever tackle the superhero genre. Tarsem explained that this did not interest him, but, in the same breath, revealed that his dream project at the moment is a live-action version of the Emmy-winning animated series Samurai Jack, which aired for three season on Cartoon Network starting in 2001.

Here is what the director had to say.

"I love Samurai Jack. I would love to direct that. It's brilliant. The speed, it embraces where it comes from. I find that comic strip films are halfway grounded. They don't play my chord. But I love Samurai Jack. I love the animation."

A live-action Samurai Jack movie was set up at New Line Cinema in the early 2000s, with Brett Ratner attached at the helm. The rights has since reverted back to Cartoon Network.

Tarsem Singh's next project after the Snow White themed Mirror Mirror will actually be a talking head drama not unlike My Dinner with Andre. But its very well possible that we could see a Samurai Jack sometime after that.

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B. Alan Orange