First Trailer for Keanu Reeves’ 47 Ronin Finally Slashes Online

Keanu Reeves in 47 Ronin (2013) Movie Image

Apparently Japan is in danger and only a tall, lanky white guy named Keanu Reeves can save it. Yes, it’s Hollywood, just go with it, folks. Years in the making (okay, not quite, but it’s been a long time in the making), so I’m guessing a lot of you are very excited to see this first trailer for Carl Rinsch’s “47 Ronin”. It’s interesting, and definitely more Zack Snyder than Takashi Miike, no doubt, but the one thing that struck me was how cool their silver Samurai looked. It’s actually what I pictured “The Wolverine’s” Silver Samurai looking like, instead of the giant mech thing in the movie.

Anyhoo. Take a look at your first trailer for “47 Ronin”. Do you buy Keanu as the savior of Japan?

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.

Starring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, and Rinko Kikuchi.

Keanu knows swordplay this December 25th.



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  • peimeilotus

    After seeing this i don’t see a reason not to have a Ninja Scroll live action Movie

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Preach on Brutha! Preach on!

    • ErickKwon

      I’d suggest tracking down “Azumi 2″, written by “Ninja Scroll’s” Yoshiaki Kawajiri. That’s been a de facto live-action “Ninja Scroll” for me

      • Sojourner

        Azumi 2 is the one with several main characters right?

        • ErickKwon

          Eh, the title character along with a bunch of hangers on. There’s even hulking henchman who chucks around a boomerang sword like Tessai

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            “Shibobi: Heart Under Blade” is another good live-action “Ninja Scroll” like film. Based on the same storyline the “Basilisk” anime was based on.

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      Go for it’s full NR hard core demon sex fun and I’m in

  • Jim

    Keanu is part-white, part-Asian, just like his character, so the movie actually gets the race dynamics right. Anyway, Rinko Kikuchi!

    • Sojourner

      I’m looking forward to seeing the articles still complaining about a white guy leading Asian people to freedom or something.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        wait for it…

  • Sojourner

    Certainly looks better than Man with the Iron Fist (I’d be fine with Roth, Tarantino, RZA or Rodriquez NEVER touching an Asian aesthetic again).

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      It’s already better just from the trailer. Totally agree about those guys not going Asian again.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    So yeah definitely stylized, but man what style it has!!! To quote Keanu, “WHOA!”

  • ErickKwon

    I can definitely live with an English-language movie starring Reeves since this obviously isn’t going to be a retelling of the 18th century story of the 47 ronin. So getting past that, since Keanu’s ethnicity is going to be addressed and this looks to be feature Japanese actors in the key roles, I say bring it on. Just hope it manages to be a hard R-rated movie.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      HERE HERE AND WELL SAID!!!

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      An R rating would be nice to see. The Wolverine getting a PG13 makes me worried.

  • Juggernaut

    I would try to explain why I don’t care fopr this movie but…

    • KOR

      Simply…

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        LMAO!!!