Keanu Reeves on some of his next projects
Details on 47 Ronin, Cowboy Be-bop and...Bill and Ted 3!
Keanu Reeves recently sat down with MTV to discuss his latest film, Henry's Crime, where he was asked about his other upcoming projects mainly 47 Ronin, Cowboy Be-Bop and Bill and Ted. We decided to put news for all three in one article for easy viewing:
Keanu Reeves is currently shooting the epic period samurai film 47 Ronin, directed by acclaimed commercial director and Ridley Scott protege Carl Erik Rinsch. Based on a true 18th Century Japanese story, the film follows a band of samurai swordsmen who are shamed into becoming the titular ronin — a Japanese word meaning lord-less samurai, and must avenge the death of their master. They construct a huge plan and sacrifice everything to see it through. Wanted screenwriter Chris Morgan has described the project as a “great, Gladiator-esque, 300-like big action movie with samurai and ninja.” The movie also stars Hiroyuki Sanada who played the captain in Sunshine
Sounds promising. Let's hope that it leaves up to the original Japenese version from the 90's.
A remake of the renowned anime has long been championed by Keanu, but the project has not yet been picked up. Keanu gives some details on the its current state.
Not exactly concrete, but at least he hasn't lost passion for the project. Given that Adult Swim recently aired a 26 episode series in America, Cowboy Be-bop may have more of a profile to warrant a blockbuster budget that it rightly deserves.
Bill and Ted
Interestingly, he says that the writers of the original are working on the next instalment and that the first draft is 6 weeks away. When pressed for details of the plot he said
I know a little bit. But I don't know — the fellas went off and cooked it up...I don't know what happened when they put the elements together.
Then Reeves opened up considerably, revealing that the plot ties directly into the ending of "Bogus Journey," when Bill and Ted's Wyld Stallyns became the best band in the universe.
When we last got together, part of it was that Bill and Ted were supposed to have written the song that saved the world, and it hasn't happened. So they've now become kind of possessed by trying to do that. Then there's an element of time and they have to go back.
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