Genndy Tartakovsky still working on a Samurai Jack MoviePosted 9:57 pm on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 by Chris Del Castillo
Genndy Tartakovsky. That name alone brings back great memories in the late 90s and early 2000s on Cartoon Network. Genndy Tartakovsky is responsible for keeping myself and millions of others on our couches with cartoons like Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, and Star Wars: Clone Wars just to name a few.
For his first theatrical release, Hotel Transylvania, Genndy Tartakovsky brings a 2D comedy about a hotel owned by Dracula, coming out later this month. Though the bigger news comes from the mouth of Genndy Tartakovsky himself about bringing a Samurai Jack movie to the big screen.
“I’ve been trying so hard every year, and the one amazing thing about Jack is that I did it in 2001, you know, and it still survived. There’s something about it that’s connected with people. And I want it, it’s number 1 on my list, and now Bob Osher, the President (of Digital Production at Sony Picture Entertainment), is like ‘Hey, let’s talk about Jack. Let’s see what we can do.’ And I go, ‘You’re going to do a 2D feature animated movie?’ and he’s like, ‘Yeah. Maybe. Let’s do some research and let’s see.’ So it’s not dead for sure by any means, and it’s still on the top of my list, and I’m trying as hard as I can.”
How about it? Jack has been quiet for about eight years now. Would you like to see him in a full length movie?
Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.