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Rinsch has Ronin

11.17.2009

If you're familiar with the name of Carl Rinsch at all, it's probably because he was briefly attached to direct the ALIEN prequel (before Fox apparently decided otherwise).

But now Rinsch, an accomplished commercial director with ties to Ridley and Tony Scott, has a new project on his plate: Universal's big-budget period project 47 RONIN.

Keanu Reeves is going to be one of those Ronin in the epic about swordsmen avenging their slain master in 18th century Japan. Though based on a true story, the movie will contain gritty battle scenes and stylized fantasy elements (other than the somewhat-Asian Keanu). The script comes from writer Chris Morgan (WANTED, FAST & FURIOUS).

Those of you waiting for the eventual adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel RONIN or the oft-mentioned TV series based on the 1998 action movie RONIN will have to remain patient.
Extra Tidbit: Period swordsman movies can be good for bank accounts -- THE LAST SAMURAI pulled in $455 million worldwide.
Source: THR

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10:47AM on 11/18/2009

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the writer for FAST & FURIOUS doing a samurai epic. Pass!
the writer for FAST & FURIOUS doing a samurai epic. Pass!
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10:24AM on 11/18/2009
This story have been made a million time in Japanese movies since the beginning of cinema. I dont think an American version is needed.
This story have been made a million time in Japanese movies since the beginning of cinema. I dont think an American version is needed.
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10:22AM on 11/18/2009
Samurai dont do kung fu.
Samurai dont do kung fu.
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10:52PM on 11/17/2009
Sounds like a samurai version of 300, which could be cool if done right. Not sure about Keanu though. I know from the Matrix he has the moves, but something about it is just off.
Sounds like a samurai version of 300, which could be cool if done right. Not sure about Keanu though. I know from the Matrix he has the moves, but something about it is just off.
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10:37PM on 11/17/2009

Why Keanu?!

I love The 47 Ronin Story, why can't they just make it authentic? I would love to see a Hollywood budget on a Japanese language film. Worked for Eastwood on Letters from Iwo Jima, why can't it work here. I am all for another film adaption of this, but if Keanu is in it I will be seriously skeptical. Just please do it right ...
I love The 47 Ronin Story, why can't they just make it authentic? I would love to see a Hollywood budget on a Japanese language film. Worked for Eastwood on Letters from Iwo Jima, why can't it work here. I am all for another film adaption of this, but if Keanu is in it I will be seriously skeptical. Just please do it right ...
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1:40AM on 11/18/2009
Half of him is of Hawaiian and Chinese descent. He's allowed to play Asian people half the time.
Half of him is of Hawaiian and Chinese descent. He's allowed to play Asian people half the time.
10:24AM on 11/18/2009
to track100:
But Japanese and Chinese dont look the same if you pay attention.

to JakeLikesMovies:
I totally agree with the Letters from Iwo Jima comment. Thats the only way this film could be any good.
to track100:
But Japanese and Chinese dont look the same if you pay attention.

to JakeLikesMovies:
I totally agree with the Letters from Iwo Jima comment. Thats the only way this film could be any good.
4:48PM on 11/18/2009
Well, being part Hawaiian, so he's probably got some Japanese in him. He's the perfect mixed bag ever man. You know what he doesn't look is white. As a white man, it offends me deeply every time he plays a white. He's taking jobs away from a lot of good white actors that deserve better. Stop being so racist, Skellington.
Well, being part Hawaiian, so he's probably got some Japanese in him. He's the perfect mixed bag ever man. You know what he doesn't look is white. As a white man, it offends me deeply every time he plays a white. He's taking jobs away from a lot of good white actors that deserve better. Stop being so racist, Skellington.
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