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

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by Beth Hanna
October 28, 2013 1:18 PM
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"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.

4 Comments

  • Brian | October 29, 2013 10:26 AMReply

    How the hell did this cost $225 million? And in what universe would a studio agree to a cost like that for a niche film like this? Anime hounds and Japanese buffs will gravitate to this but few others. And I have no idea how Japan will react. Just remember how little attention they paid to PACIFIC RIM, which was a blatant homage to various Japanese genres. And Keanu Reeves hasn't been a major box-office attraction since...oh, I dunno, the Matrix trilogy?

  • Sergio | October 28, 2013 11:06 PMReply

    Yeah this is just a slightly re-edited version of the same trailer that came out this past summer. Still looks like another routine CGI orgy craptacular

  • jstoldr | October 28, 2013 1:49 PMReply

    Not the first trailer....that came out this summer. This is just a new one

  • Beth Hanna | October 28, 2013 1:53 PM

    Thanks! Fixed.

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