HBO Max continues cultivate existing brands.
In addition to its DC Comics animated and live action series, its Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girls reimaginations and original series like Raised by Wolves, it is now developing a TV series based on Akira Kurosawa’s film Rashomon.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will not be a straight up adaptation. Instead, “Rashomon will center on a grisly sexual assault and murder and the unraveling mystery as seen through multiple characters’ competing narratives. It will explore themes of the truth and subjective point of view in a modern setting. Each episode will detail the perceived truth of an individual character — putting each at the center of the story and telling the events surrounding the murder from their point of view.”
HBO Max is partnering with Amblin Partners on the series. Billy Ray and Virgil Williams are penning the script.