'Blade of the 47 Ronin' will be added to Netflix's growing library next month. The film was led to its creation by Universal Pictures production company.
Blade of the 47 Ronin is a sequel to the 2013 movie 'Blade of 47', starring Keanu Reeves, Tadanobu Asanon, and Hiroyuki Sanada. Universal Pictures was also the production company behind the film. The film started its development in August 2020, and it was speculated that Ron Yuan, from Disney Mulan, would be the director of the film.
The story of the film revolves around a samurai who sets out on a post-time-skip journey 300 years later in a cyberpunk and exotic world. The samurai will be in bloody action as they seek revenge for their fallen master and comrades.
The genre is in demand, especially in the entertainment industry. Having said that, the film has the potential to be transitioned into a video game just like Ghost of Tsushima: Legends. Moreover, the online casino industry is also in demand for the samurai genre, like the Rise of the Samurai Slot, which reflects the need for samurai-themed games. We anticipate that it will be widely used in the entertainment industry in the coming years, knowing that the samurai genre is in demand and can easily pique the interest of fans.
The cast consisted of mixed American and Japanese actors such as Mark Dacascos, Mike Moh, Anna Akana, Teresa Ting, Akira Koieyama, Chikako Fokuyama, Luna Fujimoto, and Nino Furuhata.
The Popularity of Japanese Genres
Aside from anime, Samurai films are also the pride of the Japanese movie industry. The first one to be produced was dated back to 1925 with a movie titled 'Orochi' under the direction of Buntaro Futagawa. And then, in 1941, the two parts of Blade 47 were released. After a decade, the golden age of the Japanese Samurai genre took its place and grabbed a throne in the Oscar awards for the best foreign film with the film 'Kagemusha'.
Also, the storylines and plots of the Samurai genre became a source of ideas and inspiration for Western films. The G.I. Joe series and Starwards franchise were heavily influenced by the Japanese genre. Until today, samurai are very popular across the world, especially in the fields of video games, story writing, and films.
Blade of the 47 Ronin Release Date
Netflix announced that the upcoming film, Blade of the 47 Ronin, will be released on its platform on October 25, 2022. Streaming services made it possible for films to be accessible in Japan and worldwide. However, it is still uncertain whether the film will be an original Netflix series.
According to ScreenRant, they are excited to continue the story of the Samurai warrior in The Blade of the 47 Ronin in a modern environment. The film will have an international cast, and they are expecting that the viewers will be surprised by the nice story plot and action scenes under the direction of Ron Yuan.