Keanu Gives Up ’47 Ronin’ Details. Spoiler Alert: There’s Sword Fighting.

Tuesday, April 5 by

In addition to maybe getting our hopes up for a Bill and Ted sequel, Keanu Reeves also took some time to talk about 47 Ronin. We’ll start with the romance angles for the ladies, but stick around guys cuz there’s some swords stuff too.

“I call it a story of revenge and impossible love. The samurai become outcast and decide to enact revenge on the person who is responsible for the death of their lord.”

Reeves plays  “an outsider, a kind of half-breed with a mysterious past, who’s in love with the princess and she’s in love with me, but we can’t be together.”

Now, swords.

“[I] just finished a sword fight a couple of weeks ago with a great actor named Hiroyuki Sanada. He’s fantastic.”

He IS fantastic. You probably know him best from swor fighting with Jackie Chan in Rush Hour 3 or beating the crap out of Jack and Sayid on the final season of “Lost.” What? I didn’t say he was fantastic at selecting projects. (MTV)

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COMMENTS

  1. April 5, 2011 3:07 pm

    Esmelina

    Hiroyuki Sanada has been fantastic in over 70 films. He also fought and taught Tom Cruise about sword-fighting in The Last Samurai. There is no disputing his martial arts grace and ability.