Archive for March, 2011
Canadian actor Keanu Reeves talks with a fan as he leaves his apartment in Budapest March 11,2011
Here are a few fresh details about what Keanu Reeves is doing here as the latest celebrity expat in town. He arrived in Budapest recently to spend two months here working on his latest movie at the Raleigh Studio in Rákospalota. The film, ’47 Ronin’, is based on an 18th century story centered around a band of samurai who, after the tragic death of their master, have the one goal of avenging the death of their commander. Apparently the shoot in Hungary will see the construction of a lifelike model of a Japanese village.
Hungarian tabloids Blikk and Bors have been making some serious insinuations about Keanu Reeves, and we’re here to tell you they’re just not true. According to the two papers – and some other reports – a Range Rover that the star was riding in rode over a very expensive (€5,000 plus) camera lens that a paparazzo had dropped, despite the snapper’s frantic waving and shouting for the driver to stop. Which makes it sound like Keanu is at least partly to blame for the incident that took place on Tuesday morning at the entrance to the garage in the Coin department store building where Keanu is staying for the next two months, while he is shooting the samurai movie “47 Ronin.”
But according to our unimpeachable source M.M., there was nothing the driver – or Keanu – could have reasonably done to avoid driving over the lens, which said source identified as a 300 mm Canon.
Our source also exclusively informs us that the production, which is being filmed at the giant Raleigh Studios facility, is “unprecedented” in scope, involving “hundreds” of flown-in Japanese extras and horses, and that Keanu called in this morning and said that, given the shitty weather, he’s not coming to work until Monday. We’ll keep you posted as events dictate, and in the meantime, remember not to believe everything you read about high-profile celebrities in sensationalistic media outlets.
Budapest, 2011. február 28. February 28 Keanu Reeves, Canadian Star, arrives at the Palazzo apartment-house in Dorothy’s car.
Four Japanese actors – Hiroyuki Sanada (“Sunshine,” “Lost”), Tadanobu Asano (“Ichi the Killer,” “Mongol”), Rinko Kikuchi (“Babel”) and Kou Shibasaki (“Go,” “Battle Royale”) – have all joined the cast of the Keanu Reeves-led 3D samurai epic “47 Ronin” at Universal Pictures.
The true story centers on a group of 18th century samurai who set out to avenge the death of their master and sacrifice everything to make sure of its success. The tone will mix fantastical elements and battle scenes to deliver a “Gladiator” meets “300″ style feel. Ken Watanabe was rumored to be attached to the project, that talk hasn’t panned out.
Sanada will play the clan’s chief samurai, Asano is the treacherous Lord Kira, Kikuchi is the mysterious lady Mizuki, and Shibasaki will play the master’s daughter and the love of Kai’s life, Mika.
Chris Morgan and Hossein Amini penned the script of the Carl Erik Rinsch-directed feature which begins shooting March 14th. Scott Stuber, Pamela Abdy and Eric McLeod are producing and the film is currently scheduled for a November 2012 release.
Source:Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSfDWCR6vnY&feature=player_embedded
Actor Keanu Reeves arrives at Budapest Airport February 28, 2011. Reeves flew into Budapest for two months for the shooting of his new film titled “47 Ronin”. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo (HUNGARY – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Keanu Reeves (46), whose private plane landed on Monday evening, shortly before seven o’clock at Ferihegy airport.