‘Rashomon’-Inspired Drama From Billy Ray, Virgil Williams & Amblin Television In Works At HBO Max

‘Rashomon’-Inspired Drama From Billy Ray, Virgil Williams & Amblin Television In Works At HBO Max
HBO Max has boarded a television drama inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 classic Rashomon.

The series, which is in development at the streamer, is being written by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) and Virgil Williams (Mudbound) and produced by Amblin Television.

The project has been in the works for about two years after the television arm of Steven Spielberg’s company announced that it had secured the rights to create a new series inspired by the film.

Opus7 Entertainment’s Leigh Ann Burton and Mark Canton, founder of Atmosphere Entertainment and exec producer of Starz’s Power, initially approached Amblin with the opportunity, and it was Burton who the producer said “successfully navigated the complex negotiation” and secured the blessing of the Kurosawa family.

The series will not be an adaptation but will retain the key plot device of the Kurosawa film – a drama centering on a grisly sexual assault and
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