Akira Kurosawa's classic drama Rashomon to be turned into 10-part anthology TV series at Amblin

The 10-episode series based on Rashomon will narrate one singular crime from the perspective of different characters

FP Staff December 19, 2018 18:10:17 IST
Akira Kurosawa's classic drama Rashomon to be turned into 10-part anthology TV series at Amblin

Akira Kurosawa's groundbreaking period psychological drama Rashomon is being developed as a television series by Amblin Television, reported IndieWire.

Akira Kurosawas classic drama Rashomon to be turned into 10part anthology TV series at Amblin

A still from Akira Kurosawa's groundbreaking film Rashomon. Facebook/@RashomonMovie

The 10-episode anthology series will focus on one crime, and every episode will narrate one particular incident from the perspective of one character, thus delivering contradictory accounts. After watching all the episodes, the audience will be able to unearth the mystery and derive the truth.

Rashomon was the eleventh film of the legendary filmmaker, which put Japanese cinema on the world map. It went on to win several awards, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1951 and an Academy Honorary Award at the 24th Academy Awards in 1952. The film, based on Ryūnosuke Akutagawa's short story In a Grove, borrows its title from the same author's another short story Rashōmon.

The show will be co-produced by Amblin TV’s co-presidents, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, along with Atmosphere’s Mark Canton and David Hopwood. Talking about the project, Frank and Falvey told Variety that they were excited to adapt the film into a series. “It will explore the boundaries of truth and how different perspectives don’t often reveal the same reality,” they told the publication.

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