ilan-eshkeriIlan Eshkeri has taken over scoring duties on the upcoming 3D martial arts fantasy adventure 47 Ronin. The movie is directed by Carl Rinsch and stars Keanu Reeves, as well as Japanese actors Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi, and Kou Shibasaki.  Chris Morgan (Fast Five) and Hossein Amini (Drive) have written the screenplay for the film, which follows the 47 Ronin, a band of samurai swordsmen who avenge the death of their master in 18th century Japan. Scott Stuber (Ted, Identity Thief), Eric McLeod (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) and Pamela Abdy (Garden State) are producing the project. Eshkeri is replacing Javier Navarrete (Pan’s Labyrinth, Wrath of the Titans) who was previously scoring the film. Atticus Ross (The Social Network) was originally attached to write the music for the project. Eshkeri has been recording his score over the last couple of days at Air Studios in London. 47 Ronin is set to be released on December 25, 2013 by Universal Pictures.

Eshkeri’s other upcoming projects also include the animated feature Justin and the Knights of Valour, the British comedy Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, the romantic comedy Austenland and the Ralph Fiennes-directed The Invisible Woman.

  1. Macejko says:

    Good choice. I hope they won’t be replacing composers for the third time.

  2. Justin Boggan says:

    As long as there’s three days, there’s always time. 😉