Samurai Jack movie is a “maybe”

Hotel Transylvania director Genndy Tartakovsky wants to do Samurai Jack next.

Samurai Jack movie
Samurai Jack movie
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Samurai Jack originally aired from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network

Speaking to IGN to promote animated comedy Hotel Transylvania, Star Wars: Clone Wars and Dexter’s Laboratory creator Genndy Tartakovsky¬†revealed that he hasn’t given up hope for bringing one of his most beloved shows, Samurai Jack, to the big screen.

“I’ve been trying so hard every year,” explained Tartakovsky, “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.”

Hotel Transylvania is in cinemas from 12 October 2012.