Universal Pictures just unveiled the official trailer for Keanu Reeves' "47 Ronin" action film that was initially set to hit theaters in 2012. Check it out below.
"47 Ronin" has been described as "'300' meets 'The Matrix' meets 'The Last Samurai.'" Here's how Reeves' described it: "It's kind of a western. I call it a story of revenge and impossible love. The samurai become ronin, outcast, and decide to enact revenge on the person who is responsible for the death of their lord. And I play an outsider, a kind of half-breed with a mysterious past named Kai, who's in love with the princess and she's in love with me, but we can't be together. But during this journey and revenge, things change."
The new movie is directed by Carl Erik Rinch and co-stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi. It's set to hit theaters on December 25th.
Wow, was not expecting all of that CGI, but now I'm even more excited to see it. Who cares if it bombs at the box office, everything about it looks deeply hardcore and will probably end up being my favorite movie this year. The problem is, there are already a lot of similar movies out there, but in a different language. I have no problem reading subtitles, but not having to is almost always a plus.
It looks fun ...goofy, stupid, entertainment. Iíve noticed something of a Japanese kick this year in mainstream Hollywood, between this, Pacific Rim, which also co-stars Rinko Kikuchi, and The Wolverine, which also co-stars the great Hiroyuki Sanada.
Speaking of whom, what I see here beckons the samurai fantasy films of the early 80s, like Ninja Wars and Legend of the Eight Samurai. So thatís cool. Lastly, Keanu Reeves always makes me laugh, and not necessarily in a bad or sarcastic way.
Well, who knows, there's a lot of speculation going on about the budget, pretty interesting stuff, I had no idea...
wrong link, lol now you know I watch dbz abridged...heres the link about the budget
No, @GreenLensman, @Mink's prediction is pretty accurate. A HUGE opening weekend in Japan is like 17 million, and that would be almost record-breaking. I don't think there's EVER been an opening weekend in Japan over $20 million. Now, China has had some pretty big weekends, but nobody comes close to the US in box office totals. We love our popcorn. Fact is, this sh*tbox of a movie will have to do HUGE business overseas because it's plainly evident from the trailer that it won't appeal to the flyover states. You see Jim-Bob and Billy Ray dropping 10 clams for this? Beyond that, what about my Mexican neighbors here in LA? Or black audiences? No, instead of something for everyone, there's practically nothing for anyone here... in the US, that is.