Universal Pictures has released a short but very cool Japanese trailer for Keanu Reeves' great-looking martial arts film, 47 Ronin. The trailer has some awesome new footage that is sure to get you a little more excited for this movie. I know a lot of people don't care for Reeves, but the guy manages to make some very cool movies, and this one looks like it's going to be pretty badass.
The movie is being directed by short film and commercial director Carl Erik Rinsch, and it also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tadanobu Asano, and Rinko Kikuchi.
47 Ronin is set to be released on December 25th, 2013.
The troupe of banished samurai long to restore their honor and find vengeance against the treacherous Lord Kira (played by Asano, who is in theaters now as Hogun in Thor) who was responsible for the death of their master. Kai is the uneasy compatriot in their company and his standing will be questioned even more as he falls in love with Mika (Shibasaki), daughter of the fallen master. The film presents a quest where the ronin (the term for samurai with no master) face trials that test their mettle and their loyalty to one another.