Universal Pictures has confirmed that 47 Ronin will be produced and released in 3D.
Keanu Reeves will star in the film, to be directed by Carl Rinsch. An epic period film, 47 Ronin is based on the true tale of a band of samurai swordsmen who avenged the death of their master in 18th century Japan.
Reeves will play one of the swordsmen; the group and their master are revered in Japan for their revenge attack on Dec. 14, 1702.
The film will tell a stylized version of the story, mixing fantasy elements of the sort seen in The Lord of the Rings films, with gritty battle scenes akin to those in films such as Gladiator.