Universal Pictures has taken the effects-heavy Keanu Reeves martial arts film 47 Ronin and moved its release date from November 21st, 2012 to February 8th, 2013. That's quite a big push back.
According to Deadline, the reason for the release date change is the movie had gone through some re-shoots. Of course the studios won't admit to that, they are just saying that they need a little more time to work on getting all of the 3D effects for the film perfected. So what if they had to reshoot some scenes? iI happens all the time.
The movie was directed by first time feature film director Carl Rinsch and also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi. The story is based on one of ancient Japan's most epic stories.
Here's the synopsis for the film:
Kai (Reeves), an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada ), the leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors. ... Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that's never been seen before.
I cant wait to see how this movie turns out! If you've seen any of Rinsch's commercial or short film work, you know that this movie is going to be visually mind blowing.