Kurosawa’s Mask of the Black Death Script to Be Filmed Posthumously

Yocelin Acevedo reports for Indiewire:

Akira Kurosawa’s shelved script “The Mask of the Black Death” will finally hit the big screen.

Chinese studios Huayi Brothers (“Dragon Blade,” “Mojin: The Lost Legend”) and CKF Pictures (“Chongqing Hot Pot,” “Mojin: The Lost Legend”) will produce the film based on the late Japanese filmmaker’s screenplay. The studios made the announcement Wednesday during a press conference in Beijing, as reported by Chinese newspaper Global Times.

I love Kurosawa (and Edgar Allan Poe, whose Masque of the Red Death is the inspiration), so I’m cautiously optimistic about this. Cautiously, because I’ve seen too many bad films made from good material.