EXCLUSIVE: Mulan actor Ron Yuan will sit within the director’s chair for the upcoming untitled 47 Ronin sequel. The action-fantasy pic might be produced by Common 1440, and Netflix will distribute. Manufacturing is slated to start within the first quarter of 2021.
The sequel to the 2013 pic might be set 300 years into the longer term in an unique cyberpunk world. The movie might be a contemporary, re-imagined tackle the unique characteristic and can incorporate horror together with fashionable samurai and ninja parts. John Orlando, Share Stallings and Tim Kwok will function producers. Common 1440 Leisure is a manufacturing entity of Common Photos Dwelling Leisure.
“I’m incredibly excited to be working with Universal and the producing team on this genre-blending, martial arts, action, horror and cyber-punk film,” mentioned Yuan. “This will be a fun, intense, supercharged thrill ride for viewers globally.”
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The unique movie was directed by Carl Rinsch and written by Chris Morgan and Hossein Amini from a narrative conceived by Morgan and Walter Hamada. Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi and Ko Shibasaki starred in 47 Ronin, which was primarily based on Chūshingura. The pic tells a fictionalized account of the titular 47 rōnin, a real-life group of samurai within the 18th century who got down to avenge the demise of their grasp who was killed by a cruel shogun. 47 Ronin banked over $38 million on the home field workplace and $151 million globally.
Yuan directed CMC/Lionsgate’s Step Up China: Yr for the Dance and was the motion director for Jason Statham’s Wild Card and China-Taiwan co-production of Black and White: Daybreak of Justice, Sony’s Black Dynamite and Angel of Dying.
Onscreen, Yuan stars as Sergeant Qiang in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan, directed by Niki Caro and can lend his voice to Pearl Movies and Stephen Chow’s animated characteristic The Monkey King for Netflix. He additionally stars in Bao Tran’s upcoming action-comedy The Paper Tigers for XYZ Movies.
Yuan is repped by UTA, Greene & Associates, Genuine Expertise and Literary Administration and Arlene Thorton & Associates.