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December 10, 2008 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | December 10, 2008 |

Keanu Reeves is gonna star as an 18th Century Samurai swordsmen in 47 Ronin.

Is there anything else you need to know? Doesn’t that about say it all? Keanu Reeves. Samurai swordsmen. 18th century. You can already picture the trailer, can’t you? Oh wait: Let me add some context, to allow you to better see it in your mind’s eye. It’s inspired by a true story. Reeves Samurai swordsmen will be among many who set out to avenge their master’s death. The movie will incorporate fantasy elements, like you’d see in the LOTR trilogy, with “gritty” battle scenes like you’d see in Gladiator.

Why does this make sense? Because Reeves is half Asian, of course. Duh! He’s perfect for the role!

I think a reader, Todd, who alerted me to this deal, said it best:

“I killed myself just so I could roll around in my own grave.”

Chris Morgan, who co-wrote Wanted and penned The Fast and the Furious, will handle the scripting duties. The score, presumably, will be provided by DogStar. And I guess the only remaining question is whether it’ll be beard Keanu or clean-shaven, fresh-faced Keanu.

What Have You Done Now? / Dustin Rowles

Industry | December 10, 2008 |

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