The relationship between samurai films and Westerns
goes back many years, thanks in large part to remakes of Akria Kurosawa films; his 1954 film Seven Samurai
was remade as the western The Magnificent Seven
in 1960, and the defining Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood
movie A Fistful of Dollars
remade Kurosawa's Yojimbo
, without explicit credit given to Kurosawa.
Now there is a major western-to-samurai remake in development, and it is ...