47 Ronin To Be Cross Between LOTR and Gladiator (Wow)

November 18, 2009 by  
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Keanu-Reeves-798165Universal’s 18th Century samurai epic starring Keanu Reeves has been in the pipeline for nearly a year – but things should finally start to get moving now as the studio have finally found themselves a director.

Debutant Carl Erik Rinsch will be taking charge of 47 Ronin and screen-writer Chris Morgan (Wanted), has already promised Lord of The Rings-type high fantasy and Galdiator-type battle scenes.

It already sounds amazing.

As you have probably picked up from countless previous films, Ronin are masterless samurai, and the story of the 47 Ronin – one of Japan’s key national legends – concerns the vengeance of the titular group after their feudal lord is forced to commit ritual suicide, following an assault on a corrupt court official.

Rinsch has previously helmed some impressive adverts for BMW and Mercedes, but it’s unusual for a director with no previous feature films under his belt to be given such a large project.

But then he is dating Ridley Scott’s daughter…

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