Director: Blitz Bazawule

Writer(s): Doug Miro, Gregory Widen

Starring: Unknown

Synopsis: A slave soldier after the fall of Abysinnian Bengal, a black kingdom run by Ethiopians. He was sold into slavery and found himself in the care of Alessandro Valignano, an Italian missionary. They formed a bond, and when there were complications in Rome, he was sent to Japan and took Yasuke with him. There he met Oda Nobunaga, who was interested in all Western things, and through a series of bizarre events, the Jesuit left Yasuke with the warlord,where he became a Samurai.

Release Date: Unknown | Length: Unknown | Genre: Adventure, Drama | MPAA Rating: Unknown | Note(s): Title changed from “Black Samurai” to “Blood of Yasuke”. Title changed again to “Yasuke” but I don’t know the status of any of Chadwick Boseman’s movies. Hopefully the movie can be recast and not abandoned. IMDB has this movie listed as in pre-production so I will give it another expiration before deciding where to move it to. Netflix made an animated series by the same name starring LaKeith Stanfield. It would be nice to see him replace Chadwick on this project. Still no update so moving to “Never Made”. Crossing my fingers that it does get made though. Update: It looks like the production of this is back on with Blitz Bazawule directing and producing.