Keanu Reeves: "It Sucks" Not Getting More Studio Offers
His last studio film, Universal's '47 Ronin,' was not exactly a home run
Big film projects aren't quite barreling toward Keanu Reeves like a speeding bus.
"It sucks, but it's just the way it is," Reeves said about the dearth of offers. "The last studio movie I did was 47 Ronin, but before that it had been a long time — probably [2008's] The Day the Earth Stood Still."
The Matrix star said he has always enjoyed making independent films, but acknowledges that "a lot of good filmmakers work on studio movies," and so he would like to have more of a balance between the two.
Since The Day the Earth Stood Still, Reeves has appeared in a slew of independently financed projects, including The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Henry's Crime, Generation Um... and Man of Tai Chi.
Reeves can be seen Friday as a hitman who cuts his retirement short in John Wick, which was produced independently and then picked up by Lionsgate.