AJ Mendez, formerly known as WWE star AJ Lee, provided an update on the status of the film she helped write, “Blade of the 47 Ronin,” for Netflix.
Production has wrapped up on the projection and it now will go to post-production. There’s still no release date confirmed yet, but it’s expected to be available on the streaming service next year. Lee wrote the following on Instagram:
“We wrote a movie! And these superheroes just wrapped production! Thank you Universal1440, Tim Kwok, and @ronyuan for bringing @aimeegarcia4realz and me on board. Cannot wait to see the magic this amazing cast and crew brought to life! #bladeofthe47ronin #netflix2022.”
The original script was written by John Swetnam. The movie was first announced earlier this year where it was revealed former WWE Divas Champion signed on to co-write it alongside Aimee Garcia, best known for playing Ella Lopez in the Netflix TV series Lucifer.
It’s a sequel to the 2013 film, “47 Ronin,” which starred Keanu Reeves and grossed $151 million. That film was a fictionalized portrayal of the real-life forty-seven ronin, a group of samurai who set out to avenge their fallen master.
Garcia and Lee previously worked together as writers on the comic book series, GLOW, based on the Netflix TV series as well as on the comic book series Dungeons and Dragons. Lee is also the Executive Producer for WOW: Women Of Wrestling and will do commentary on the show that will return next year.