Keanu Reeves’ Next Project – ‘Rain’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 18th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,






When I think about actors that view what they do as art and pick projects based on the quality of the story, eschewing the traditional methods of choosing being based on pay, Keanu Reeves is at the top of the list. He’s made it known that he isn’t interested in fame or money. His film choices reflect that.






Reeves’ next project is a skill combination of acting and producing with an hour long television series. ‘Rain‘ ¬†is based on the best-selling book series by Barry Eisler. John Rain is a half-Japanese, half-American man and appears in seven of Eisler’s espionage novels as an assassin for hire who specializes in making his victims appear to have died of natural causes. Rain is a Vietnam War vet who served with the Special Forces; he was later recruited by the CIA, but by the time he appears in the first novel, he is working freelance, offering his assassination services to any client willing to follow his three rules: 1) No women or children, 2) No secondary team working separately on an assassination Rain is handling and 3) Principal actors only (i.e., no hits on family members, etc., in order to “send a message”). His years of training in the Special Forces, CIA, and as an assassin for hire manifest themselves in a deep-seated paranoia, an inability to trust anyone, and the drive to eliminate any loose ends (usually through killing) that may leave him vulnerable to payback or revenge.

Slingshot is an LA based company that launched in February. The company is focused on producing series and limited-run programming for the U.S. and global broadcast, cable and on-demand marketplace, working closely with talent to develop its projects. “We are extremely excited to be working on a beloved property with such a talented and hard-working actor as Keanu,” said David Ellender, who launched Slingshot. “This series will be the launch pad for the company and highlight our talent-focused, quality-based approach within the ever-changing and expanding television space.” ¬†Currently, they are searching for a writer who can fit their vision of the project.




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