Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai was one of the most pleasant surprises in the late ’90s when it comes to movies. Starring Forest Whitaker in the lead role, the movie followed hitman “Ghost Dog,” who works for the mafia and follows the ancient code of the samurai. Although it didn’t make a fortune at the box office, the movie was well received by the audience and praised by the critics, winning Palme d’Or award at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. Now, it looks like we have a sequel coming our way.
The sequel to Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai is currently being written by the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, who did the music and starred in the original. According to RZA, both the director Jim Jarmusch and Forest Whitaker are set to return.
“Jim Jarmusch, my good buddy, and Forest Whitaker, have both signed on with me and another writer named Dallas Jackson, to executive produce another Ghost Dog. And we already have something written. So maybe Ghost Dog will make its way back to the silver screen, or small screen.”
Although RZA didn’t follow up with some additional details, we have a reason to believe that something is indeed happening and the fact that both Jarmusch and Whitaker “signed on” is encouraging. The end of the original certainly leaves space for the sequel as well, so it shouldn’t seem forced. But, let’s wait and see what will happen and whether the project will indeed come to fruition.