Tom Cruise is attached to star in a Hollywood production of Yukikaze, based on the Chohei  Kamayashi novels from Japan, according to Deadline.  Viz Media’s Jason Hoff (see "Interview with Viz Production's Jason Hoffs, Part One"), will produce, along with 3Arts’ Erwin Stoff and Tom Lassaly and director Doug Liman.  Warner Bros. has the movie rights to the novels and will finance and distribute the film.  Viz published one of the novels here in the U.S. under its Haikasoru imprint.

The novels were adapted into a series of OVAs which were released here on DVD in 2004 by Bandai (see "Bandai Announces ’04 Anime Releases") and on Blu-ray in 2008 by Bandai Visual (see "Bandai Visual Announces Two New Series").