Actor and director Ron Yuan pulled his latest major feat with a festive screening earlier this month at UTA in California for Blade Of The 47 Ronin. The campaign has already rolled out an official promo and character image gallery which you can view here and here courtesy of leading lady Anna Akana who stars in the modernized futuristic sequel to the Keanu Reeves-led 2013 Universal Pictures release.
A new Friday report by Variety‘s Patrick Frater confirms the completion Blade Of The 47 Ronin, the sequel to the original Keanu Reeves-led 2013 Universal Pictures release. Actor and filmmaker Ron Yuan (Step Up China) directs for a second venture with Tim Kwok producing, and a script by John Swetnam, Lucifer actress Aimee Garcia, and A.J. Mendez.
We’ll be hearing a lot more from actor and martial artist Ron Yuan going into the new year as he readies starring alongside Alain Uy and Mikel Shannon Jenkins in upcoming kung fu comedy, The Paper Tigers.
Bao Tran‘s exhilarating 2015 kung fu proof of concept in The Challenger is taking shape at long last with its current evolution, The Paper Tigers, already underway in Seattle, Washington.
Fans itching to catch Niki Caro’s live-action Mulan will have to wait at least another year following its recent release date push to March 27, 2020. Until then, at least sooner news will have fans excited over casting with a Deadline exclusive on Wednesday revealing Utkarsh Ambudkar (The Mindy Project, Pitch Perfect, upcoming Blindspotting) and Ron Yuan (Blood And Bone, Netflix’s Marco Polo) now joining live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1998 animated hit film.
Ambudkar will play the role of a con artist named Skatch while Yuan will portray Sergeant Qiang, the fiercely loyal second in command of the Imperial Regiment. Their names currently add to the already cast Jet Li, Gong Li And Xana Tang, with Donnie Yen in the role of Commander Tung who mentors our titular heroine who secretly replaces her ailing father upon military conscription to stave off a Hun invasion – She will be played by Crystal Liu (The Forbidden Kingdom, The Four film franchise).
If Yuan’s name catches on any, you might remember him in recent history as the named helmer of an upcoming martial arts-infused sixth feature film installment of the Step Up dance movie franchise set in China. A new date remains pending for that project while the actor has since gone on to appear in other roles in The Accountant, Independence Day: Resurgence, and opposite Phillip Ng in the Bruce Lee pseudo-biopic, Birth Of The Dragon.
Jason Reed, Chris Bender, and Jake Weiner are producing with Bill Kong serving as executive producer for Mulan.