Christmas isn't that far away anymore, as commercials and malls are wont to remind you now and then (and just wait for the post-Thanksgiving madness). While some people might be hoping for a new pajama outfit or a brand-new PS4, samurai enthusiasts will presumably be flocking to theaters come Xmas Day to watch 47 Ronin, a new Chushingura (dramatic interpretation of the popular Japanese legend of the same name) starring .
The official plot synopsis for this hopefully kick-ass film reads as follows:
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.
Alongside Reeves, the movie will feature Japanese actors , , and . 47 Ronan's screenplay was penned by and , and the film's directed by .
Check the poster out and let us know what you think, hope, expect and desire for this movie:
47 Ronin premieres on December 25th of this year.