47 Ronin (2013)
I finally had a chance to post this trailer. I heard about this movie months ago and I have been excited to see the trailer. Why have I been excited? Because I had heard rumors that Keanu Reeves was going to play a samurai.
The rumors are correct and I’m not quite sure what to think about this movie. I think it will either be hit or miss. Reeves could be an excellent samurai, however it appears like the film may be a little too far out.
Reeves plays an outcast who was enslaved and sold. His owners mistreat him and he is forced to fight. The enemies of his owners help him to break the bond of slavery and give him a chance for revenge.
The film is directed by Carl Rinsch and the rest of the noteworthy cast includes Rinko Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tadanobu Asano, Yorick van Wageningen, Togo Igawa, and Haruka Abe.
Reeves has not really been in a big movie since 2008. This film appears like it has potential. I’m a fan of Keanu and him playing a samurai is enough to make me want to see it.
The film is set to release this Christmas, 12/25/13.