It's been a long journey to get 47 Ronin onto the big screen. The Hollywood remake of Hiroshi Inagaki's 1962 action-drama released a set of posters yesterday (see below) and this morning, courtesy of Yahoo Movies, a new trailer.
The original movie centered on a group of 47 samurai warriors who avenge their master who was tricked into committing ritualistic suicide. The latest remake takes the same story but adds a ton of CGI to the process, i.e. Rinko Kikuchi morphing into a hideous dragon.
After shifting dates several times, 47 Ronin is slated to open on December 25 (ignore that "Coming Soon" tag at the end of the trailer).
(Click the posters for larger versions)
What do you think of the trailer? Are you happy to see Keanu Reeves back in a big blockbuster movie and how about Kikuchi? First Pacific Rim and now this movie. Talk about a breakthrough year in terms of blockbusters!