Here's a low resolution photo of a cool poster design for Keanu Reeves' martial arts film 47 Ronin featuring the Outsider, Demon, Witch and Savage. The movie is being directed by Carl Rinsch and also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi.
The story is based on an epic ancient Japanese story, and it's going to be a very effects heavy 3D film. The release date of the film had to be pushed back to polish up the effects. The movie will be released on February 8th, 2013, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out! I have a feeling it's going to be visually stunning.
In a previous interview Reeves described the film as follows...
It’s in 3D. It’s kind of a western. I call it a story of revenge and impossible love. The samurai become ronin, outcast, and decide to enact revenge on the person who is responsible for the death of their lord. And I play an outsider, a kind of half-breed with a mysterious past named Kai, who’s in love with the princess and she’s in love with me, but we can’t be together. But during this journey and revenge, things change.
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.
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