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International Trailer for 47 RONIN

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 1:06 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


A new international trailer has been released for the upcoming action-adventure film, 47 Ronin.  The story stars Keanu Reeves and centers on a troupe of banished samurai who long to restore their honor and find vengeance against the treacherous Lord Kira (played by Tadanobu Asano) who was responsible for the death of their master.  It’s a classic Japanese story, but this time around the blockbuster retelling throws in giant monsters, and Keanu Reeves. The effects look okay, but the schedule shuffling and overall vibe still leaves me cold. Only time will tell if this will be the next Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or Johnny Mnemonic.

The film also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, and Jin Aksanishi.  47 Ronin opens in 3D on December 25th.

Here’s the official synopsis for 47 Ronin:

Keanu Reeves makes an explosive return to action-adventure in 47 Ronin. 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.


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