Thanks to a new Russian trailer for Keanu Reeves' upcoming martial arts film 47 Ronin, you can see even more awesome footage! The movie is based on the true story of the 47 Ronin samurai, but they've added some fun fantasy elements into the mix. The movie looks visually stunning. I just hope that it works as a solid fantasy epic.
The movie was 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. Enjoy the new trailer!
After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves)—a half-breed they once rejected—as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into the hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity. Helmed by director Carl Rinsch (The Gift), 47 Ronin is produced by Scott Stuber (Ted, Identity Thief), Pamela Abdy (Identity Thief, upcoming Kill the Messenger) and Eric McLeod (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Austin Powers series).