Variety reports that the film version of the Afro Samurai animated TV series, which was based on Takashi Okazaki manga, will open in Japan on Oct. 27. The movie is a re-edited version of the show, with additional footage.
The five-episode series, which debuted in January on Spike TV, featured the voices of Samuel L. Jackson, Ron Perlman and Kelly Hu. RZA produced the hip-hop soundtrack. The TV series and the film are both produced by Jackson.