By: John M Jerva
Ron Yuan, who is a veteran of numerous martial arts films and TV series, has been tapped to helm a sequel to 47 Ronin. The first film, which was a flop, starred a pre-John Wick Keanu Reeves and the follow up is being made through the Universal 1440 label which is the company’s home video department.
Per Deadline: The sequel to the 2013 pic will be set 300 years into the future in an exotic cyberpunk world. The film will be a fresh, re-imagined take on the original feature and will incorporate horror along with modern samurai and ninja elements. John Orlando, Share Stallings and Tim Kwok will serve as producers. Universal 1440 Entertainment is a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Netflix will distribute the film which is expected to film in the first quarter of 2021. Yuan will next be seen in the live action MULAN which will debut on Disney+ instead of theaters.