The Comey Rule's Billy Ray and Mudbound's Virgil Williams will write the script for a drama inspired by Akira Kurosawa's 1950 classic film that has been in the works for two years. Rashomon is from Spielberg's Amblin Television. As The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg notes, "the HBO Max offering will not be a direct adaptation. Rashomon will center on a grisly sexual assault and murder and the unraveling mystery as seen through multiple characters’ competing narratives. It will explore themes of the truth and subjective point of view in a modern setting. Each episode will detail the perceived truth of an individual character — putting each at the center of the story and telling the events surrounding the murder from their point of view. Rashomon is best known for its plot device that involves characters providing contradictory versions of the same incident, helping to usher in a new style of storytelling. The feature also helped bring Japanese film onto a larger stage. It is considered one of the greatest films ever made."