Keanu Reeves to play revenge-seeking Japanese Samurai

Story of the 47 Ronin as told by John Allyn
Story of the 47 Ronin as told by John Allyn
Well, that’s right, according to Variety. Keanu Reeves will star in a feature based on the classic story of The 47 Ronin, an epic period film for Universal Pictures.

47 Ronin Story is the real-life Japanese story of Lord Asano of Ako and one of the bloodiest vendettas in that nation’s feudal history. In a bitter clash between the warriors and the merchant class of seventeenth century Japan on December 14, 1702, the 47 Ronin emerged as the most unlikely set of heroes, or ex-samurai, of Ako. Reeves is attached to play one of the swordsmen. Wanted co-writer Chris Morgan, who also wrote the upcoming Fast and Furious sequel for Uni, is writing the screenplay.

The film will tell a stylized version of the story, mixing fantasy elements like those seen in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, with gritty battle scenes similar to films such as Gladiator.

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