Release Date: 2013-12-25
Distributors: Universal Pictures
Directors: Carl Eric Rinsch
Film Genre(s): Action, Samurai Film
SYNOPSISWritten by Chris Morgan and Hossein Amini, this is based on the true tale of a band of samurai swordsmen who avenged the death of their master in 18th century Japan. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves)—a half-breed they once rejected—as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into the hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity.
- Variety reports that Keanu Reeves will star in the pic for Universal Pictures. Scott Stuber will produce through his Stuber Prods. banner. Walter Hamada and Chris Fenton will be exec producers. - 2008-12-08
- Heat Vision reports that Carl Eric Rinsch will direct the project. - 2010-11-13