It’s been a while since we saw Keanu Reeves in anything major so his upcoming role in 47 Ronin could start a bit of a comeback for the recently reclusive actor, if all goes well.
The film is a fictional account of the 47 Ronin who avenge the murder of their master. Ronin were a real-life group of samurai in Japan during the 18th century so, hopefully, this film will be done respectfully. It is a popular tale and is commonly referred to as Chushingura by the Japanese.
Universal Studios is producing the film about an outcast named Kai (Reeves), who joins the group which is being led by Kuranosuke Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada). After their master is killed by Lord Kira (Tadanobu Asano) and the group is banished, they seek him out to exact their revenge.
If Lord Kira was about to take out their master, it can be reasonably assumed that this isn’t going to be an easy fight.
The movie was filmed in Budapest, London and Japan and hit theaters on Christmas Day.