Apple Original Films and A24 are partnering on High And Low, an upcoming reinterpretation of Akira Kurosawa’s crime thriller of the same name that reunites Spike Lee with Denzel Washington.
A24 will release the film theatrically before its global launch on Apple TV+. A24 developed the feature and produced it with Escape Artists, Mandalay Pictures and A24. Production is expected to begin in March. The English-language script was written by Alan Fox and Lee. Kurosawa’s 1963 film centres on a shoe company executive who becomes the victim of extortion after his chauffeur’s son is kidnapped.
Todd Black (
Emancipation, TheEqualizer films) is producing for Escape Artists alongside Jason Michael Berman (Air, NineDays ) for Mandalay Pictures.Lee will additionally serve as executive producer through his 40 Acres And A Mule Filmworks. Mandalay’s Peter Guber, Juniper Productions Matthew Lindner, Chris Brigham and Katia Washingto are also executive producers. Mandalay’s Jordan Moldo is co-producing.
High And Low
marks the second collaboration between Apple Original Films and Washington after the Oscar nominated The Tragedy Of Macbeth, also from A24.The project is the fifth collaboration between Lee and Washington after
Mo’ Better Blues, Malcolm X, He Got Game, and Inside Man.Washington and Black worked together on
Fences, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and The Equalizer franchise.Major new projects at EFM 2024 – latest updates