September 26, 2012

Keanu Reeves took his vintage Norton motorcycle, out to clothes shop

A laid back Keanu Reeves indulges in some retail therapy amid rumours comeback project 47 Ronin is in jeopardy 

Hollywood is buzzing with rumours that his new film, set to be his big comeback, is in jeopardy after its director was pulled off the project.

But the famously chilled Bill and Ted actor seemed untroubled as he took his vintage Norton motorcycle out for a spin and indulged in a spot of retail therapy on Wednesday.

Wearing a Harley-Davidson leather jacket, jeans and a pair of hiking boots, Keanu Reeves browsed the racks of the James Perse store in West Hollywood before settling on a pair of grey cargo pants.

According to, a source working on the film has described the production process as a 'nightmare'.

47 Ronin tells the story of a group of 18th century Samurai warriors who aim to avenge their master's death and is Keanu's first big screen action role since finishing The Matrix trilogy in 2003.

The movie is in danger of turning into a John Carter style flop after production costs exceeded more than $225 million, causing Universal co-chairwoman Donna Langley to take director Carl Rinsch off the project and oversee the editing herself.

The studio has already had to reshoot scenes in London as apparently lead actor Keanu was left out of the film's final climactic scene.

The source also claimed that with the extra costs incurred Universal would have to take half a billion dollars simply to break even on the project.

The film was supposed to be released this autumn, but the chaos in the production has now pushed the release date back by over a year.

Last month Keanu 47, announced he will be reprising his role as Ted Logan in a follow-up to 1989's Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, which was released in 1991. 

Keanu - who will once again star alongside Alex Winter - told GQ: 'We have a nice story. We'll see if anyone else wants to make it.' 

Although he didn't reveal too much about the storyline, Keanu admits the pair have lost some of their sparkle from the first two films and it needs finding again.

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