It has been known for some time that a sequel to the Keanu Reeves film 47 ronin is on the way to Netflix. We have a bit more information on the sequel, which we’ll cover below. Here’s what we know Blade of the 47 ronin.
Based on a fictional account of a samurai who lived in 18th-century Japan, the film, released in 2013, served as a directorial debut for Carl Rinsch. Universal Pictures released the film with H2F Entertainment, Relatively Media, and perhaps more importantly, Stuber Productions (Scott Stuber now heads Netflix’s film division) behind the film.
To some, the sequel to 47 Ronin may come as a surprise as the 2013 film went down as one of the biggest box office bombs of the last decade (reportedly lost $ 175 million). Despite a huge budget and Keanu Reeves leading the cast, the film failed to make any serious impact.
First, we can reveal the sequel to 47 Ronin’s Name Blade of the 47 ronin where we have only seen the film as 47 ronin Episode.
The film was first in development in August 2020 when Deadline revealed that Ron Yuan, who recently appeared in Disney’s Mulan, would conduct.
It is produced by Universals 1440 arm which are essentially the B-tier offshoot producing films on a lower budget or offshoots to Universal’s top IP. Some of the titles in their arsenal include Doom: annihilation, most of the Tremble Movies and Dragon Heart: Vengeance.
In April 2021, it was announced that Aimee Garcia (best known for Netflix’s Lucifer) works with writer AJ Mendez as scriptwriters for the film. The couple recently teamed up as co-authors of the comic book companion series for Netflix GLOW.
The film is being produced by Convergence Entertainment with producers Tim Kwok, John Orlando and Share Stallings.
The logline for the continuation is as follows:
“The continuation of the picture from 2013 plays 300 years into the future in an exotic cyberpunk world. The film will be a fresh, reinterpreted version of the original
Feature and will include horror along with modern samurai and ninja elements. “
Thanks to ProductionWeekly, we now know that the film is due to be shot in Malaysia in September 2021.
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about the Universal 1440’s Direct-to-Netflix project as soon as we receive it.