Mel Brooks' 'Blazing Saddles' to Be Remade Into Animated Film About Samurai Dogs and Cats

RADIO.COM Staff
August 10, 2020 - 12:14 pm
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"Blazing Saddles" is being remade for 2021.

The Mel Brooks picture has inspired "Blazing Samurai," which will follow dogs and cats who are also samurai warriors.

The film, from production company Align, will be about a dog, Hank, who dreams of becoming a samurai and becomes in charge of protecting Kakamucho, a town that he comes to learn is entirely populated by cats, reports CBR.

The voice cast includes Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, George Takei, Michelle Yeoh, Djimon Hounsoul, and Mel Brooks.

It will be directed by Mark Koetsier and produced by the director of 1994's "Lion King," Rob Minkoff.

Align co-founder Adrian Politowski said in a statement, "We’ve always been passionate about animation and are thrilled to be taking part in Blazing Samurai. With the arrival of COVID-19 across Europe and North America, our team came together to shift our strategy to meet the limitations of the new filmmaking landscape. It was a natural step for us to shift our focus to high-end commercial animation projects. Blazing Samurai is the first of more to come."

"Blazing Saddles" was released in 1974. "Blazing Samurai" will be released sometime in 2021.

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