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.

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By Mark Julian - 12/12/2013
47 Ronin The Way of the Warrior




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).
Source: Crave
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Tempo - 12/12/2013, 4:27 AM
How to ruin a classic japan story in a fantasy crap.
arsonjack - 12/12/2013, 4:37 AM
Samurai Jack
sameoldthing - 12/12/2013, 7:12 AM
What's the deal?
Why hate on this movie when you haven't seen it yet?
Jeez..friggin crybabies.
I just wanna know why "47"..seems like a lot of dudes. Odd number too.
MCMLXXXII - 12/12/2013, 7:22 AM
is there a good adaptation of this story? comic, tv or movie? seriously asking..
BlackIceJoe - 12/12/2013, 8:25 AM
If you don't want to see the film don't. There is other versions of 47 Ronin out there so you can watch those. I though want to see the film. I want to see more movies using Asian Mythology so it will be interesting to see what this one is like. Will it probably suck maybe or maybe not. I'll just have to wait and see it then be the judge. I watched to movie The Sorcerer and the White Snake starring Jet Li. That was a movie using Asian mythology so it will be interesting to see how this one compares to that one and others.
Nymphadora - 12/12/2013, 8:49 AM
This movie is very risky. While Keanu Reeves is great, he doesn't hold a lot of star power nowadays and the rest are unknowns unless you're a part of certain fandoms.

Cool concept but it could seriously be brought down by wooden acting and clunky storytelling.

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