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‘Shurika’ Action Film to Be Directed by Kevin Grevioux, Produced by Moshe Diamant (EXCLUSIVE)

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Kevin Grevioux, who created the “Underworld” franchise, and wrote and directed “King of Killers,” will direct action-adventure film “Shurika.”

The film will go into production later this year and rights are being pre-sold by Reiko Bradley’s Eclipse Intl. at the European Film Market, which accompanies the Berlin Film Festival.

The film is adapted by Grevioux from a graphic novel published by his Darkstorm Comics & Media company, about a biracial Black Japanese woman. She had been hidden from her Yakuza grandfather by her mother after he had her African American husband killed because of their taboo relationship. Years later, while trying to find her birth mother, the woman finds herself caught in a conflict between the ninja clan who raised her and the Japanese underworld.

“I’ve been wanting to tell this story for quite some time. It’s not only filled with high-octane action, but it also delves deep into the importance of family, relationships and forgiveness in the face of tragedy,” said Grevioux.

Production is by Moshe Diamant, whose many credits include Michael Keaton-starring “The Protege,” Liam Neeson and Guy Pearce-starring “Memory,” Brian De Palma’s “The Black Dahlia” and the “Timecop” franchise. Gaby Whyte Hart will handle casting on “Shurika.”

Eclipse is also selling “Dariyo: Planet Universe,” a hip hop dramedy by writer-producer David Lowe (“L.A. Confidential,” “Living Single,” “Dante’s Peak” and “The West Wing”). ”Dariyo” is produced by Dennis Maguire, former head of Raleigh Studios, and who has credits including Ridley Scott’s “Black Rain” and “The Mechanic.”