Looks like Carl Rinsch has stopped running to concentrate on directing Keanu Reeves in “47 Ronin”. You remember, the film that will have Reeves playing a Samurai? Hey, he already knows kung fu, so I guess, why not?
Anyways, Rinsch, who hasn’t directed a feature-length film yet (but that hasn’t stopped him from being an in-demand director) was attached to two movies — “47 Ronin” and the remake of “Logan’s Run”, but according to THR, he’s dumped “Logan” to work exclusively on “47 Ronin”, thanks to Universal being further ahead on the Samurai picture, with a November 21, 2012 release date already on the calender.
“Ronin” is based on the true story of the 47 Ronin, masterless Samurai that banned together to avenge the death of their master in 18th century Japan come hell or high water. Now, whether Hollywood can actually make a Samurai movie and make it decent, is open to debate…
“Logan’s Run”, meanwhile, needs a new director.