Wow, we’ve been waiting for this flick for a while. Carl Rinsch’s 47 Ronin, starring Keanu Reeves, is loosely (and when I say “loosely”, I mean as far off from reality as possible) based off the Japanese story of 47 samurai who were left leaderless (thus becoming ronin) after their lord committed ritualistic suicide for assaulting a court official. Without getting into it too much, the ronin seek out to avenge their fallen master. The story’s been adapted many times over the years, and Reeves’ 47 is just one of many in a long, long line of reboots. It’s been in production hell since 2011, but it looks like all the hard work paid off, because the effects look great, and the fantasy angle looks like a lot of fun.
Check out the trailer after the break along with more character posters and a synopsis…
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.