A new international trailer has been released for the upcoming action-adventure film, 47 Ronin. The story stars Keanu Reeves and centers on a troupe of banished samurai who long to restore their honor and find vengeance against the treacherous Lord Kira (played by Tadanobu Asano) who was responsible for the death of their master. It’s a classic tale, but blockbuster retelling throws in giant monsters, and they’re featured in this new trailer. Sadly, I remain unconvinced. They can flow and leave smoke/ribbon trails, but the design isn’t memorable and in the case of the gent above, the effects are underwhelming. At least Rinko Kikuchi looks like she’s having a good time.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, and Jin Aksanishi. 47 Ronin opens in 3D on December 25th.
Here’s the official synopsis for 47 Ronin:
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.