Starz Picks Up TV Series Remake of Japanese Anime NOIR from Producer Sam Raimi

     November 12, 2010

Sam Raimi has kept himself quite busy on the feature film side of things, but at the end of September, the writer/director/producer had sold three different TV series to three different networks. Now it looks like we can add another one onto the list as THR reports Starz, the company behind the recent successful epic series Spartacus: Blood & Sand, just picked up a live-action series remake of the Japanese anime Noir.  Continued after the jump:

The original 2001 series follows two female assassins working in a criminal underworld who, after discovering they’re mysteriously linked, have to work together on missions (under the code name “Noir”) until they figure out why and how they are connectedor until one of them kills the other. Much like the aforementioned epic series, it sounds like there’s plenty of opportunity for sexiness and action. Stephen Lightfoot (HBO’s House of Saddam) will write and executive produce the series along with Raimiand Rob Tapert. If you understand Japanese, check out the James Bond-esque opening credit sequence from the original series. Interested in a series remake?