A new international trailer has been released for 47 Ronin. The film is an adaptation of the classic Japanese tale and centers on a troupe of banished samurai warriors who long to restore the honor of their homeland and find vengeance against the treacherous overlord who was responsible for the death of their master.
This could be turn out OK, the trailer makes the film look like a CGI heavy, narrative flawed standard action flick. I don’t think it will be the disaster people are predicting. There’s so many serious movies coming out around the end of year, trying to qualify for awards season that sometimes some mindless entertainment is just what the average cinema fans need.
The cast includes Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi.
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. 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).