According to Deadline, Universal Pictures hired actor and director Ron Yuan to direct the sequel to “47 Ronins,” an action movie starring Keanu Reeves in 2013.
The sequel is the result of a partnership between the studio and Netflix, which will take care of the distribution in its catalog.
As of now, there aren’t many details on the sequel, except that the plot will take place 300 years after the original and will have a cyberpunk look.
Still no debut planned, production should start at the end of 2021.
For those who don’t know, Yuan was the director of ‘She Dances, I Dance 6’, and will soon be seen as Sergeant Qiant in the live-action ‘Mulan’.
In an interview with the portal, the star said he was excited to work with the studio and explore the different genres of production.
“I’m very happy to be working with Universal and the production team on this film which mixes different genres including martial arts, action, horror and cyberpunk. It will be a fun, intense and moving journey for audiences all over the world ”.
The original feature film was directed by Carl Rinsch, from a screenplay by Chris Morgan and Hossein Amini, and failed critics and audiences alike.
With a budget of US $ 175 million, the feature film grossed just US $ 151.8 million worldwide. At Rotten Tomatoes, he got a meager 16% approval rating.
The plot follows Kai (Keanu Reeves), a rejected samurai who crosses medieval Japan to join 46 other samurai in an effort to defeat the mighty Lord Kira (Tadanobu Asano), responsible for the death of a respected master samurai.
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