Two featurettes have been released for 47 Ronin, the upcoming samurai-fantasy starring Keanu Reeves. The first featurette offers a generic look at the film, with Reeves and co. taking us through what we can expect from the action-packed fantasy. The second featurette, brought by IGN, focuses on the weapons used in the film. Weapons master Simon Atherton speaks on how they manufactured their own swords and Reeves takes us through some of his training.
A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.
Official synopsis for 47 Ronin:
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.
Helmed by director Carl Rinsch (The Gift), 47 Ronin is produced by Scott Stuber (Ted, Identity Thief), Pamela Abdy (Identity Thief, upcoming Endless Love) and Eric McLeod (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Austin Powers series).
Starring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi.
ETA: USA – 25 December, 2013. AUS – 16 January, 2014.