AJ Lee is already a New York Times Best-Selling Author and now she’s going to help write a major movie script. According to Deadline, Lee, real name AJ Mendez, be teaming up with Aimee Garcia of Lucifer to pen the screenplay as the two recently launched their own production label, Scrappy Hearts Productions. Both Garcia and Lee both issued statements expressing their enthusiasm on the new venture:
“AJ and I are excited to write a diverse and inclusive action film,” Garcia said in a statement. “Director Ron Yuan’s vision to blend martial arts, horror, cyber-punk and action was inspiring and we’d like to thank the team at 1440 for being so supportive.”
“As creators of color, we’re honored to be part of a modern, multicultural story with powerful female leads,” Mendez added in a statement.
Grant Hermanns of ComingSoon.net described the plot as follows:
The film, which was first announced to be in development in August 2020, will be set 300 years in the future in an exotic cyberpunk world and will offer a re-imagining on both the original 2013 film and its loose source material Chūshingura, with sources reporting the film will incorporate horror elements alongside its modern samurai and ninja elements. The fantasy action-thriller is being directed by Ron Yuan, who most recently starred in Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan.
The original 47 Ronin starred Keanu Reaves and was a flop for Universal Studios.