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Weinsteins move forward with Seven Samurai remake
After almost three years of silence, it has now been reported that the Weinstein Company has moved forward with the Seven Samurai remake project that they are producing together with Kurosawa Production. The budget of the still unnamed film is currently estimated at $60 million, and will now be helmed by the upcoming British director Scott Mann, whose sole previous feature film credit is The Tournament from 2009. According to the report, Mann will be directing from the previously announced script by John Fusco, who has transferred the story into present day Northern Thailand where paramilitary contractors are hired to protect a town.