The Weinstein Co. announced plans Wednesday to invest $285 million InAsian-themed projects, including a remake of the 1954 Kurosawa film TheSeven Samurai. In a statement, company said that it had also invested anundisclosed amount in the martial arts film The Forbidden Kingdom,which pairs Jet Li and Jackie Chan. The film company founded by Bob andHarvey Weinstein said that it hopes to impart a "Western sensibility" to theproductions in the hopes of producing movies that appeal to both Asia andthe West. .