Denzel Washington and Spike Lee Reunite For A Remake Of Akira Kurosawa’s “High and Low”


According to reports from Variety, Denzel Washington and Spike Lee are reuniting for their fifth film together after the news of their collaboration was announced by Apple Original Films and A24. They will be partnering on the English adaptation of the 1963 crime drama “High and Low” by Akira Kurosawa.

The thriller, which will start production in March, will be a reinterpretation of the same title that was originally done in Japanese in 1963. It is based on another novel by Ed McBain called

“King’s Ransom,”

which chronicles the downfall of a businessman following a ransom payment to kidnappers.

Denzel and Spike have had previous successes with their movies together, so it is fitting that they will reunite once again to recreate the success they had with

“Malcolm X”


“He Got Game.”

Lee has expressed his admiration for Kurosawa in the past, so it is no surprise that he jumped at the chance to recreate one of his works.

This remake will be released theatrically by A24 before heading to Apple TV+.

#Clique, are you excited for this new collaboration between Spike Lee and Denzel Washington?

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