Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman is headed back to the big screen as Yasuke, the first African Samuri. It comes from Picturestart and De Luca Productions.

According to DEADLINE,Yasuke was a native of Portuguese Mozambique who was brought to Japan as a slave to Jesuit missionaries. The first black man to set foot on Japanese soil, Yasuke’s arrival aroused the interest of Nobunaga, a ruthless warlord seeking to unite the fractured country under his banner. A complex relationship developed between the two men as Yasuke earned Nobunaga’s friendship, respect — and ultimately, the honor, swords and title of samurai.

“The legend of Yasuke is one of history’s best kept secrets, the only person of non-Asian origin to become a Samurai,” Boseman said. “That’s not just an action movie, that’s a cultural event, an exchange, and I am excited to be part of it.”

Yasuki is being written by Doug Miro.

RC will keep you posted as this project continues to develop.

Photo Credits: Konbini.com and Our Daily News

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