Looking like the Eastern-tinged rendition of 300 (except decidedly less crap), 47 Ronin stars Keanu Reeves as a member of a band of samurais (ronins) seeking revenge for the death and dishonour of their master at the hands of ruthless shogun. The story is a fictionalised account of the Japanese tale of the “forty-seven ronin“.
The film was originally set for release November 2012 but was initially pushed back to February of this year, before getting its final delay to December 25, 2013.
Costing an estimated $175 million to make, the film was shot in Budapest and the United Kingdom by relative newcomer and first time feature film director Carl Rinsch. It’s not a bad budget to work with for a first timer, whose previous directing credits were limited to three short films.
Pacific Rim star Rinko Kikuchi and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Pearl Harbor, Planet of the Apes) co-star alongside Reeves.
Check out the trailer below: