11 May 2009
Although it is a widely known tale in Japanese culture, it can be considered an untouched story in Hollywood.
The story of the 47 Ronin is one of the most celebrated in the history of the samurai. This was perhaps all the more so because it occurred at a time when the samurai class was struggling to maintain a sense of itself - warriors with no war, a social class without a function.
Half-asian Keanu Reeves is starring and Wanted screenwriter Chris Morgan is writing the script for “47 Ronin” and went into detail with MTV News about the film's plot, specifically referring to some beloved films that are tonally similar to the upcoming movie.
“It’s this great, ‘Gladiator’-esque, ‘300′-like big action movie with samurai and ninja,” Morgan said.
Sources: MTV Movieblog/samurai-archives
Picture from 47 Ronin by Kunikazu Utagawa