Blazing Samurai is an upcoming animated comedy film directed by Chris Bailey & Mark Koetsier.. The film stars Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson and Ricky Gervais. The film will be distributed by Open Road Films on August 4th, 2017.
Looking now to the synopsis of the film. The story revolves around a scrappy young dog who fights to save a town from becoming the litter box of a nefarious feline warlord.
Looking now to the cast for the film.
Michael Cera as the voice of Hank, a dog who dreams of becoming a true samurai and to save the town, Kakamucho
Samuel L. Jackson as the voice of Jimbo, a cat who once was a great warrior.
Ricky Gervais as the voice of Ika Chu, a sneaky bad cat with a grand plan to rid of Kakamucho’s inhabitants.
Mel Brooks as the voice of Shogun, the misguided but benevolent leader.
George Takei as Ohga, the villain’s enforcer
Gabriel Iglesias as Chuck
Aasif Mandvi as Ichiro
Djimon Hounsou as Sumo, a gentle giant.
Michelle Yeoh as Yuki, Emiko’s over-protective mom.
Sandra Tsing Loh as Little Mama
Heavenly Joy Jerkins as Emiko, the feisty kitten who is a natural warrior.
Mel B as The Giraffe (in a cameo role)
Looking now to the production of the film. On February 5, 2015, Open Road Films acquired the US rights to the Mass Animation’s animated film Blazing Samurai scheduling it for an April 14, 2017 release. Chris Bailey & Mark Koetsier were hired to direct the film based on the script by Ed Stone & Nate Hopper. The film was revealed to be inspired by Mel Brooks’ classic film Blazing Saddles. Mass Animation developed the script, Arc Productions would serve as the animation house for the film, and GFM would handle the international sales. Sony Pictures Releasing acquired rights to some international countries.
Official Trailer #1, #2, #3 and official teaser.
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