French studio Gaumont Animation has optioned Stan Sakai's long-running series Usagi Yojimbo for an animated series. James Wan's Atomic Monster and Dark Horse Entertainment will both co-produce.
Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo takes place amidst a rich fantasy setting in 17th century Japan and features a diverse world of anthropomorphic characters. Miyamoto Usagi, otherwise known as Usagi Yojimbo, is a ronin warrior with the heart of a hero. A skilled swordsrabbit, and one-time bodyguard for a Japanese War Lord, he's now masterless, and explores his world of immense castles and humble villages, encountering dinosaurs, Yokai, cats, bats, bounty hunters, giant snakes, and even aliens, facing exciting adventures at every turn, always ready to help.
Usagi Yojimbo is no stranger to TV having appeared in all three Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, but this will be the first time he headlines.