47 Ronin Trailer: New Film Releases Preview [Video]By: Tobias Roth - October 28, 2013
The long-awaited trailer for 47 Ronin has finally arrived. Fans of the samurai action genre will certainly get excited over this new film, featuring Keanu Reeves in a bit of The Last Samurai-like film. The film is presented by Universal, and features a setting of a mythical Japan.
The film will have highly stylized action and special effects incorporated as martial arts films have had great success with new style in recent years. The film also has a very high budget, totaling up to $200 million, and there are reports that it might even be higher. Earlier this month, the UK Trailer for 47 Ronin premiered, and introduced fans to the upcoming action flick.
The film is based an old Japanese myth in which 47 ronin (leaderless samurai) avenge the disgrace of their leader. In this adaptation, Keanu Reeves will play a half-breed slave, who develops excellent sword skills, and joins the band of 47 samurai in their quest for vengeance.
In addition to the upcoming 47 Ronin, Keanu Reeves has starred in several films throughout his active career, including The Matrix and Speed, among many others.
In addition to Reeves, the film also stars Tadanobu Asano, who has previously been seen in Thor, Hiroyuki Sanada who was in The Wolverine, and Rinko Kikuchi, who received an Oscar nomination for her role in Babel.
47 Ronin will be written and directed by Carl Rinsch. He has directed a few short films previously, but this will be his feature film debut.
The release date has already been moved several times, but for now the release date for 47 Ronin has been set for December 25, 2013. With the release date not too far off, take a look at the trailer and see if the big-budget action flick will be worth seeing.