Carl Rinsch to helm '47 Ronin'

Carl Rinsch may not be directing the "Alien" prequel. But he's got a pretty good alternative.

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.

He had originally been reported as attached to "Alien," but reports later broke that Fox preferred Ridley Scott direct it himself (he had been on board only to produce). While there
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