Christmas has this habit of being a time to debut the strangest films during the holiday season. Sure, we’ll get the usual rom-com family crap, but then you also get films such as 47 Ronin, because nothing says Christmas spirit like supernatural samurai battles.
Still, despite being more plagued than Kervyn’s science project from high school, the film is actually looking pretty decent, and at the very least, looks like it’ll be a visual feat for the eyes. Here’s a new quick trailer showing off some of that samurai pizza cat action.
It’s pretty much quick and to the point in this brief trailer. Ha! See what I did there? Anyway, this is more or less the sizzle reel for the film. And by focusing more on the swordplay and less on the action, I’m digging it. 47 Ronin is out for realsies this time, in time for Christmas.
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 Kill the Messenger) and Eric McLeod (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Austin Powers series).
Last Updated: August 29, 2013