47 Ronin, the second martial art project by Keanu Reeves (after his debutant directorship in Man Of Tai Chi) is creating a buzz on the web with its initial full-length trailer. After watching the trailer, I must say that it has exceeded my initial expectation (when I first saw the four character posters).
47 Ronin is not a plain period movie with ancient Japan setting,
it has an element of fantasy and mythology in it. Oh, by the way, the Japanese actress (in one of the character poster shown below) is Rinko Kikuchi, the lady co-pilot of Jaeger in Pacific Rim named Mako Mori.
Short synopsis of 47 Ronin (source: Rotten Tomatoes):
From ancient Japan's most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors. 47 Ronin is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch (The Gift). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that's never been seen before.
47 Ronin will be in cinemas on 25th Dec 2013. Yup, on Christmas Day!
Now, enjoy the awesomeness!
2. First trailer of 47 Ronin: