Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for director Carl Rinsch the fantasy martial arts action thriller, 47 Ronin. The plot centers on a troupe of banished samurai warriors who long to restore their honor and find vengeance against Lord Kira who was responsible for the death of their former master. This new trailer does a better job of laying out the story as well as showing off more of the finished special effects set pieces.
I’m still not rushing to see theaters to see this, but at the same time I don’t think it will be the unmitigated disaster it was rumored to be during its production and long delayed post-production. Seems strange that a movie strives to achieve the narrative level of Zack Snyder’s 300 and that seems to be the level 47 Ronin needs to make. If they make it there I think the film will be a hit. Even if its a couple years too late.
The cast includes Keanu Reeves, 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).