Blitz Bazawule: Warner Bro Taps Ghanaian Director For Its Movie About Yasuke, The 1st Black Samurai

Blitz Bazawule: Warner Bro Taps Ghanaian Director For Its Movie About Yasuke, The 1st Black Samurai

  • A project by Warner Bros about Yasuke, the first-ever Black Samurai, is underway
  • Ghana's Blitz Bazawule, the brain behind several Hollywood movies, including Beyonce's Black Is King, will direct it
  • The news of the upcoming project has got scores of fans excited and in anticipation

Ghanaian filmmaker, who recently gained attention after directing the musical adaptation of the classic movie The Colour Purple, is on to the next big thing.

With The Colour Purple featuring Oprah Winfrey and Taraji P Henson, Blitz Bazawule earned seven awards at the recently held NAACP Image Awards.

The Ghanaian director has now been recruited by Warner Bros for its upcoming movie Black Samurai.

Blitz Bazawule Yasuke
Blitz Photo source: X/CultureCraze, X/BlitzBazawule, X/CultureCraze
Source: Twitter

Blitz Bazawule to bring Yasuke to life

Black Samurai follows the story of Yasuke, an African samurai who served under Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga in the 1580s.

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The heroic character gained traction after the release of the eponymous Netflix anime series in 2021 featuring LaKeith Stanfield.

Efforts to continue a live-action film project with Chadwick Boseman stalled after the actor's sad demise.

Black Samurai, under the supervision of Blitz, is expected to come out successful, considering the director's impressive strides from his debut, The Burial of Kojo, Ghana’s first Golden Globes entry in 2020, and Beyonce's Black is King, which caused a frenzy across the world.

Netizens react to Blitz Bazawule's new gig gathered a few comments from fans as they anticipate Blitz Bazawule's Black Samurai.

@QuesiTee said:

This guy has a fire joint with Sarkodie

@KobyShmurdST wrote:

This is massive, chale he for cast Abraham Attah

@yanilacdl noted:

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Ghanaian filmmaker directing Warner Bros.

@eagleyez7 added:

The animation version of Yasuke is already on Netflix. I watched it last year.

Lil Win releases trailer for A Country called Ghana

Earlier, reported that Kwadwo Nkansah, known as Lil Win, had released the trailer for his highly anticipated movie A Country Called Ghana.

The upcoming project became the talk of the town after Lil Win recruited three Nollywood superstars, Ramsey Nouah, Victor Osuwagu and Charles Awuram, to join the cast.

The movie, filmed at Lil Win's recently acquired film village in the Ashanti Region, is due for its premiere in Accra.

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