The Keanu Reeves project 47 Ronin, from Universal Pictures, which is to be directed by Carl Erik Rinsch, is set to begin filming on March 14th. Wanted scribes Chris Morgan and Drive’s Hossein Amini wrote the script which is inspired by the Ancient Japanese legend.
The official synopsis says that Reeves plays “Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors. … Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that’s never been seen before.”
Other cast members include Hiroyuki Sanada from The Last Samurai and Oscar-nominated actress Rinko Kikuchi (Babel).