If you’re Keanu Reeves fan, and more to the point if you like watching Keanu Reeves fight, then the next few months are going to be a great time for you. The actor, and now actor-turned-director, has not one but two movies on the way that will both feature him kicking various kinds of ass both a hero and villain.
First up we have 47 Ronin. The directorial debut of Carl Rinsch, a commercial director.
“From ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.”
The movie also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, and Rinko Kikuchi.
47 Ronin will seek vengeance on December 25th, 2013 in the U.S. and December 26th in the U.K.
The international trailer shows off some of the creatures in the film.
Next up we have his directorial debut, Man Of Tai Chi, which all we know so far is:
“a young martial artist whose fighting skills brings him to a realm of vast opportunities, and painful choices.”
The film reunites Keanu Reeves with star Tiger Hu Chen and Yuen Woo-ping, the former was the martial arts trainer for The Matrix trilogy, and the latter was action choreographer for the same. Hu Chen is the lead and the film also stars Karen Mok and Iko Uwais.
Man of Tai Chi goes VOD on September 27th and looks to have a limited release on November 1st, 2013.