Iconic actor Denzel Washington and visionary filmmaker Spike Lee are joining forces once again for a thrilling cinematic endeavor.
Set to grace both the silver screen and the digital domain, their latest collaboration, titled High And Low, promises to captivate audiences with its dynamic reinterpretation of Akira Kurosawa’s revered 1963 crime thriller of the same name.
Scheduled to commence production this spring, High And Low is poised to be a riveting English-language adaptation of Kurosawa’s masterpiece. The plot revolves around a wealthy businessman whose life is upended when his son falls victim to a harrowing kidnapping scheme.
Initially demanded to pay an exorbitant ransom for his son's safe return, the businessman’s world is further plunged into chaos when it is revealed that the kidnapper mistakenly targeted his chauffeur’s child. Confronted with profound moral dilemmas and escalating stakes, the narrative delves into the depths of human nature and societal divides.
Crafted by the esteemed talents at A24, Escape Artists, and Mandalay Pictures, High And Low boasts a screenplay penned by Alan Fox and Spike Lee himself. The film will be produced by Todd Black for Escape Artists and Jason Michael Berman for Mandalay Pictures, with Spike Lee assuming the role of executive producer under his renowned production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks.
Joining Lee in the executive producer ranks are Mandalay’s Peter Guber, alongside Matthew Lindner, Chris Brigham, and Katia Washington of Juniper Productions, with Jordan Moldo co-producing.
This collaboration marks the fifth cinematic venture between Denzel Washington and Spike Lee, a partnership that has yielded a rich tapestry of cinematic brilliance over the years. Their previous collaborations, including "Inside Man" (2006), "He Got Game" (1998), "Malcolm X" (1992), and "Mo’ Better Blues" (1990), have left an indelible mark on the landscape of cinema, showcasing their unparalleled synergy and creative prowess.
High And Low promises to be a testament to the enduring legacy of Denzel Washington and Spike Lee, reaffirming their status as titans of the silver screen. With its compelling narrative, stellar cast, and visionary direction, this latest collaboration is poised to captivate audiences and cement its place as a modern cinematic masterpiece.