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    Default Keanu Reeves as a samurai

    A few years ago I watched 'The Last Samurai' and thought it was a decent film. It cultivated in me an interest in samurai media. Since then I've watched and read Samurai X/Rurouni Kenshin and Peacemaker Kurogane. Today, I was just googling around to see if Hollywood was planning any more samurai flicks and saw this. Apparently Keanu Reeves will be starring in a period piece about the '47 Ronin' that plotted to avenge their master.
    http://www.mania.com/keanu-reeves-go...le_111652.html
    http://www.japantoday.com/category/e...ai-in-47-ronin
    I've googled this for a while and have found the reactions quite amusing. Why is a white guy starring in a film about samurai set in 1702, you ask? Well, apparently Keanu Reeves is 1/4th Asian(his father is part-Hawaian-part Chinese) and so qualifies for the role by Hollywood standards. Also this is gonna be a 'stylized' adaptation with 'fantasy elements'. Sort of like 'LOTR meets 300'.

    What are your opinions? I'm excited.

    PS: In other news I discovered the Weinstein brothers are remaking Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai with Zhang Ziyi and George Clooney. The comments all over the net will be fun to read.
    Last edited by The Witcher; 12-30-2008 at 10:40 PM.
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    There definitely is not a section for stuff like this.

 

 

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