Aug 7, 2012

Entertainment One Ltd Plans “Black Jack” Live-Action Series


One of the leading international entertainment business, Entertainment One Ltd also known as eOne Entertainment, plans for a live-action TV series based on the popular classic manga Black Jack. eOne, who produced and distributed famous Western and international TV series such as “The Walking Dead”, “Rookie Blue” and many others, has acquired the rights to produce a television series based on the popular manga.

Taka Ichise and Doug Davison, who collaborated in producing Holywood adaptations of Japanese movies such as “The Ring” and “The Grudge”, will join in producing the series.

Black Jack, which was written and illustrated by Osamu Tezuka in the 1970s, deals with medical adventures of doctor Black Jack. The manga has also been animated into an OVA, two television series (directed by Tezuka’s son Makoto Tezuka) and two movies.

Osamu Tezuka is also known for creating not only Black Jack but other very popular mangas like Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion.

Source: Deadline Hollywood

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