47 Ronin Gets Bumped to February 2013

I guess those revenge-seeking 47 Ronin will just have to wait a little longer to get some payback in the name of their master. The Japan-set action film starring Keanu Reeves has been delayed a couple of months, and moved from its original November 21, 2012 release date to a February 8, 2013 bow.

No official word on why the film was bumped two months, but some are claiming reshoots have been ordered, while unnamed studio insiders are citing a need for extra time to “perfect the 3D effects, and wanted to take advantage of advertising the film through trailers displayed during the holiday tentpole picture season.”

Directed by commercial director wunderkind Carl Rinsch, “47 Ronin” would adapt the popular Japanese story about 47 masterless Samurai who band together to avenge the death of their feudal Lord. The film is set in 18th Century Japan, and stars Keanu Reeves as a half-breed Samurai name Kai. Because, you know, Feudal Japan was known for its incredible lack of xenophobia. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Here’s the latest promo poster for the film scored at CinemaCon:

47 Ronin (2012) Movie Poster

Via : Deadline