Keanu Reeves Out For Revenge In ‘47 Ronin'

Keanu Reeves will wield a mighty sword in his next movie.

Reeves will star in “47 Ronin,” an epic period film based on the true tale of a band of samurai swordsmen in 18th century Japan, per Variety.

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Reeves will play one of the samurai, who set out to avenge the death of their master.

According to Variety, the stylized film will mix fantasy visual elements, a la “Lord of the Rings,” with the type of fierce, gritty battle scenes seen in “Gladiator.”

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“47 Ronin” will be written by Chris Morgan, who co-wrote “Wanted” and is working on the upcoming “Fast and Furious” project.

Reeves will next be seen on the big screen in the Sci-Fi remake “The Day The Earth Stood Still,” which opens December 12.

He has also wrapped production on the romantic comedy “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,” which co-stars Julianne Moore, Robin Wright Penn, Blake Lively and Winona Ryder.

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