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If Hollywood scuttlebutt is to be believed, commercial director turned feature film director Carl Rinsch’s “47 Ronin” is up to its you-know-what in problems, not least of which is a bloated budget that has soared, according to some estimates, well past $200 million. Did I mention that Rinsch is a first-time director? Yup. That’s a problem right there.
You know what’s not a problem, though? These new posters for the film. The only problem I can find with these posters is that they’re too small. But hey, beggars can’t be choosers, right? Check them out, check them outers.
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 the 47 Ronin. 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” stars Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi, Jin Akanishi, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and slashes into theaters later this year on December 25, 2013.
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