If you like samurai, fantasy movies and Zack Snyder's 300, then you'll probably dig the hell out of this first trailer for 47 Ronin, which looks to combine all three in a wild action movie featuring mythic beasts, witches, dragons and plenty of samurai swordplay. It all looks pretty friggin' intense and epic and exciting to watch, and it gives us yet another chance to see Keanu Reeves become "The One" for a different set of people; this time 47 leaderless samurai who put their trust in a half-breed (Reeves) as he leads them across treacherous land in an attempt to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people.
Along with the new trailer come four pretty badass character posters too, making us suddenly anticipate its Christmas Day release all the more. Like Pacific Rim, here's another fantasy-based action movie that's littered with international stars, proving the future of the big-budgeted blockbuster will be one that involves the entire world and not just American actors starring in American-based stories. Heck, if it means more roles and exposure for Rinko Kikuchi, we'll take it!
47 Ronin hits theaters on December 25. Ya dig?
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 Endless Love) and Eric McLeod (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Austin Powers series).