47 RONIN Sequel Taps LUCIFER Star Aimee Garcia And Former WWE Superstar AJ Mendez To Pen Screenplay

47 RONIN Sequel Taps LUCIFER Star Aimee Garcia And Former WWE Superstar AJ Mendez To Pen Screenplay

It's been confirmed that Lucifer star Aimee Garcia and New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez are teaming up to pen the screenplay for the 47 Ronin sequel, and it sounds like they have exciting plans.

47 Ronin was released in 2013, and while it featured an impressive cast (including Keanu Reeves and Hiroyuki Sanada), it had very little in common with the real-life legend from 18th Century Japan. The generic fantasy movie received mostly negative reviews and was later described as being among "Hollywood's biggest box office bombs of 2013."

Even so, a sequel/reboot is in the works from director Ron Yuan (who played Sergeant Qiang in Mulan), and Deadline reveals that the project has now found a pair of writers. 

Lucifer and Dexter star Aimee Garcia is teaming up with New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez (once known as AJ Lee in WWE) to pen the screenplay.

"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," adds Mendez.

Garcia and Mendez co-wrote the comic book series based on Netflix's GLOW as well as IDW Publishing's Dungeons and Dragons. They're also set to write Wonder Woman for DC Comics this July. 47 Ronin is based on Chūshingura, and is supposed to tell the story of 47 rōnin, a group of samurai who set out to avenge the death of their master who was killed by a merciless shogun.

Hopefully, this interpretation will be a little more authentic than the last one...

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