Carl Rinsch up for 47 Ronin

Alien prequel director candidate gets a gig

Carl Erik Rinsch is close to directing 47 Ronin, with Keanu Reeves starring, for Universal.

You might recall former ad director Rinsch as the man originally pushed by Ridley Scott to handle the Alien prequel before taking the job himself.

While he's no longer attached to Alien, it looks like he'll almost certainly tackle the period samurai swordsmen tale with Reeves playing one of a group of warriors who avenge the death of their master.

It's partly based on true events, but will be spiced up with 300-style battle scenes, with a script by Wanted co-writer Chris Morgan.

[Source: Variety]

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