I’ll admit to being a big fan of Keanu Reeves. Like most of you, I grew up watching his movies: Bill & Ted, Point Break, Speed, The Matrix, My Own Private Idaho, Constantine, Dracula, and so many others. So when I was invited to London to visit the set of 47 Ronin with a few other online reporters, I was very excited. Thankfully, what I saw looked very cool. The level of detail on the costumes, massive practical sets, and in every other behind-the-scenes detail made me think director Carl Rinsch was bringing something to life that has never been done. I’m genuinely excited to see the finished film on Christmas Day.
During a break in filming, Reeves sat down with me and my fellow online reporters for an interview. He talked about why he wanted to be in the film, learning Japanese, his character, how the project changed along the way, filming in 3D, training for the action, and so much more. Hit the jump for what he had to say.