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WATCH: New Trailer for Long-Awaited and Much Troubled '47 Ronin,' Starring Keanu Reeves

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 28, 2013 at 1:18PM

A new trailer has landed for the long awaited and much beleaguered "47 Ronin," starring Keanu Reeves. The $225 million production has been troubled by setbacks and re-shoots. Watch below.
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"47 Ronin"
"47 Ronin"

UPDATE: Appearing on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on October 28, "47 Ronin" star Keanu Reeves 

EARLIER: A new trailer has landed for the long-awaited and much beleaguered Samurai action picture "47 Ronin," directed by rookie Carl Rinsch, produced at Universal by Scott Stuber and starring Keanu Reeves. The $225 million production, originally slated for a fall 2012 release, has been notoriously troubled by setbacks and re-shoots. Watch below.

Also starring in the CG-laden action fantasy film are Hiroyuki Sanada ("The Wolverine"), Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi ("Pacific Rim").

This is the first would-be tentpole for star Keanu Reeves in over half a decade. 

Reeves also has his own martial arts directorial debut, "Man of Tai Chi," hitting theaters this coming weekend (trailer below); reviews thus far are middling. UPDATE: Appearing on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on October 28, Reeves described the difficulties he encountered shooting the film, which was kept from shooting on mainland China by Chinese government censors. They took the project to Hong Kong instead.

It's hard to believe that the boyish actor will turn 50 next September. "47 Ronin" hits theaters December 25.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.