Immortals director REALLY wants to make a Samurai Jack movie

While doing press for his mythtacularly bloody epic Immortals, director Tarsem Singh let slip that what he'd really like to take a stab at is a movie version of Genndy Tartakovski's warrior-lost-in-time cartoon Samurai Jack.

Now that his Greek-gods-and-monsters epic is in theaters—and filming on his family-friendly take on Snow White, Mirror, Mirror, is proceeding apace—Singh is beginning to think about his next project. And by the sound of it, he's got something inspired in mind:

"I love Samurai Jack. I would love to direct that. ... It's brilliant. The speed, it embraces where it comes from. I find that comic strip films are halfway grounded. They don't play my chord. But I love Samurai Jack."

In case you don't remember Jack, it ran on Cartoon Network from 2001 to 2004 and, in that time, won four Emmys (including one for Outstanding Animated Program). Based on his striking design work and intense action direction, George Lucas handed the reins of those first Star Wars: Clone Wars animated shorts to Tartakovsky.

If that's not enough to convince you of Samurai Jack's enduring awesomeness, the opening credits should suffice:

(via Heat Vision)

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