Blazing Samurai is an upcoming American computer-animated action adventure comedy film inspired by Mel Brooks’ seminal 1974 Western comedy film Blazing Saddles, directed by Chris Bailey and written by Ed Stone and Nate Hopper. The film stars Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, George Takei, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, Mel B and Brooks himself.
Hank (Michael Cera), a scrappy dog who dreams of becoming a samurai, arrives in a strange land entirely inhabited by cats. Hank meets the nefarious warlord Ika Chu (Ricky Gervais), who hustles an unwitting Hank into becoming the samurai for the town of Kakamucho where Hank meets Jimbo (Samuel L. Jackson), a once great cat samurai who reluctantly takes Hank under his wing and teaches him what being a samurai really means. Forging the first real friendship between a cat and a dog, the two set off on a journey to save the town of Kakamucho from the evil Ika Chu, and ultimately, Hank learns what it means to become a true samurai.