Though he should be spending his time getting that Werner Herzog Bill and Ted sequel off the ground, Keanu Reeves is gearing up for the samurai pig-pile, 47 Ronin. After many delays, the production is forging ahead by adding cast members.
Babel‘s Rinko Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, and Tadanobu Asano have all joined the cast. Four down, forty-three to go.
Directed by Ridley Scott‘s ward, Carl Erik Rinsch, the 3D blockbuster tells the story of forty-seven samurai who force their master to commit ritual suicide after attacking a court official. They then spend years planning revenge on the official and take their own lives after his. Seems… productive? (Variety)