Chushingura, Hollywood Style
Tue Dec 9 15:49:47 EST 2008
Doesn't sound as promising as Spielberg's "Oldboy", starring one of my
all-time-favorite actor: Mr. Will Smith. ;-)
Mark Nornes schrieb:
> /Variety/ reports a Hollywood remake of Chushingura is in the works.
> Keanu Reeves will star, so a director should fall into place. It's to
> be written by Chris Morgan, whose credits include mostly genre
> films?including Sakura: Blue-eyed Samura, which is in post-production.
> Here's a synopsis from imdb:
> Set in Japan in 1866, centers on an American counsel who travels to
> the land of the rising sun where his daughter Sakura, which means
> cherry blossom, is learning the way of the samurai.
> You can get a sense for where he's taking the story in the last graph
> below. And from the graph just above that, you can imagine the pitch,
> except the part where they project a new franchise of 46 sequels.
> Keanu Reeves to lead '47 Ronin'
> Chris Morgan
> write Universal
> <http://www.variety.com/profiles/Company/main/2008125/Universal%20Pictures.html?dataSet=1> feature
> By MICHAEL FLEMING
> Keanu Reeves
> <http://www.variety.com/profiles/people/main/30803/Keanu%20Reeves.html?dataSet=1> will
> star in "47 Ronin,"
> <http://www.variety.com/profiles/Film/main/130469/47%20Ronin.html?dataSet=1> an
> epic period film for Universal Pictures based on the true tale of a
> band of samurai swordsmen who avenged the death of their master in
> 18th century Japan.
> Reeves stars in sci-fi remake "The Day the Earth Stood Still,"
> <http://www.variety.com/profiles/Film/main/171755/The%20Day%20the%20Earth%20Stood%20Still.html?dataSet=1> which
> Fox bows Friday.
> In "47 Ronin," he will play one of the swordsmen; the group and their
> master are revered in Japan for their revenge attack on Dec. 14, 1702.
> The film will tell a stylized version of the story, mixing fantasy
> elements of the sort seen in "The Lord of the Rings"
> <http://www.variety.com/profiles/Film/main/72238/The%20Lord%20of%20the%20Rings.html?dataSet=1> pics,
> with gritty battle scenes akin to those in films such as "Gladiator."
> Morgan is writing the script and tailoring it so that Reeves -- who's
> half-Asian -- can fit the role as one of the swordsmen. The intention
> is to begin shooting next year after a director is hired.
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