“Lucifer” actress Aimee Garcia and New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez have been tapped to write a sequel to Keanu Reeves’ starrer “47 Ronin”.
The follow-up will be directed by Ron Yuan (“Mulan”) and produced by Universal’s 1440 Entertainment.
Based on Chūshingura, the smash original tells a fictionalized account of the titular 47 rōnin, a real-life group of samurai in the 18th century who set out to avenge the death of their master who was killed by a merciless shogun.
“AJ and I are excited to write a diverse and inclusive action film,” said Garcia. “Director Ron Yuan’s vision to blend martial arts, horror, cyber-punk and action was inspiring and we’d like to thank the team at 1440 for being so supportive.”
“As creators of color, we’re honored to be part of a modern, multicultural story with powerful female leads,” said Mendez.
Reeves won’t be returning.