Company that owns Kurosawa’s screenplays goes bankrupt
DesignEXchange Co, the Japanese company which purchased rights to Akira Kurosawa’s screenplays back in 2007, has apparently gone bankrupt and will be dissolved in May. This was reported in ITmedia and Venture Now. What this means for the screenplay rights is unclear to me, as is how this will impact productions that should already be under away, as for instance The Masque of Black Death, an animated film based on a Kurosawa script that is an adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe story.