Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 masterpiece “Rashomon” will be developed into a TV series. Rights to the film have been acquired by Amblin Television, which plans to develop the project into an anthology series, Variety reports.
“Each season of the 10-episode series would focus on a singular event told from multiple points of view where each of the main characters provides a unique and different perspective of the event based on their specific and subjective point of view,” Variety reports. “Only by watching each of the episodes, and seeing the differing character’s perspectives, will the audience come away with the truth behind the mystery.”
Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, co-presidents of Amblin TV, will executive produce along with Atmosphere’s Mark Canton and David Hopwood, with Leigh Ann Burton from Opus 7 also executive producing
In a joint statement, Frank and Falvey said: “We couldn’t be more excited to adapt this extraordinary film as the foundation for a new dramatic mystery thriller series. It will explore the boundaries of truth and how different perspectives don’t often reveal the same reality.”