2 items from 2009
Commercial director and Ridley Scott protege Carl Erik Rinsch has finally found a project for his feature film directorial debut. Rinsch is in final talks to helm the Keanu Reeves epic period samurai film 47 Ronin (not to be confused with the adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel Ronin). Rinsch is not only Scott's protege, a commercial director for Scott's company Rsa, but he is also romantically involved with Ridley's daughter Jordan. So basically, he's "in the family." You might recognize Rinsch's name as he was originally tapped to direct a prequel/remake of Alien, but Fox convinced Ridley Scott to helm the project himself. I was one of the few people actually interested in Rinsch's involvement. Rinsch's commercials show an amazing sense of imagination, visual effects artistry and composition. We've profiled his amazing commercials on the site, more than once. If you havent checked them out yet, you should »
- Peter Sciretta
The commercials director, who had been loosely attached to the reboot of the sci-fi franchise, has landed the gig to helm "47 Ronin," the samurai pic that's set up at Universal with producer Scott Stuber.
"Ronin" centers on a group of 18th century samurai who set out to avenge the death of their master. Keanu Reves' name has surfaced in connection with a starring role. Chris Morgan, who counts "Fast & Furious" and "Wanted" among his writing credits, penned the screenplay.
The CAA-repped Rinsch is the commercials wunderkind who made his name directing spots, many with futuristic themes, for the likes of Mercedes and Heineken.
- By Steven Zeitchik
2 items from 2009
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