Animated Prequel For 47 RONIN
The Keanu Reeves led Japanese folktale thriller, 47 Ronin has debuted an animated prequel [via Crave]. The 'Revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin' is a much celebrate tale whose legend has grown in each retelling.
47 Ronin opens Christmas Day. In addition to Reves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Kô Shibasaki and Rinko Kikuchi also star. Carl Erik Rinsch directed from a screenplay penned by Chris Morgan and Hossein Amini.
|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).
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