Yuan’s earlier directorial work contains Step Up China: Yr for the Dance, whereas he acted as an motion director for the Jason Statham-starring Wild Card, Black and White: Daybreak of Justice, Black Dynamite, and Angel of Demise. Data relating to the sequel stay scarce, Common Footage‘ subsidiary Universal 1440 Entertainment will be producing, and reports suggest that the tone of the film will starkly contrast the original Keanu Reeves movie. Instead of returning to feudal Japan, the new title will be based 300 years into the future in a cyberpunk setting. It’s additionally reportedly going to be distributed straight by Netflix, foregoing a standard theatrical launch.
“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.”
There’s presently no launch date or casting info for the upcoming 47 Ronin sequel, so followers of the unique ought to undoubtedly keep tuned for extra updates to return.
Elsewhere in leisure, AMC theaters are reopening on August 20 with 15 cent tickets.