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Samurai installment suits up helmer

Yamada signs on to 'One-Line'

Japan’s Yoji Yamada will direct “Bushi no ichibun” (which translates loosely as “One-Line Samurai”) as the third part of a swordplay trilogy that began with the Oscar-nominated “Twilight Samurai.”

Pic will shoot in early 2006 with Takuya Timura (“2046”) starring as a young, blind samurai who fights for his honor and the wife who sacrificed herself for him.

Production, distribution and international sales are by Japanese major Shochiku, which previously handled “Samurai” and 2005 follow-up “The Hidden Blade.” Script is by Shuhei Fujisawa, who penned the earlier episodes.

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