Come January 2014, Universal Pictures India gears up to bring their latest offering from the land of the rising sun, 47 Ronin. The 3D action-adventure film, which is about a real life group of Japanese samurai, is the official comeback movie for Hollywood superstar Keanu Reeves. Along with Reeves, 47 Ronin also stars Japanese actors Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano and Ko Shibasaki. Based on an 18th century legend, 47 Ronin is directed by Carl Rinsch and will be releasing in India in English, Tamil and Telugu, early January, 2014.
47 Ronin sees Keanu Reeves lead an all-international star cast in this action-adventure film where, after a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honour 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.
Based upon one of Japan’s most enduring legends, this extraordinary tale of courage has its origins in the early 18th century, when 47 noble samurai honoured the untimely death of their master by avenging him. This groundbreaking reimagining about the legend of the Ronin’s ultimate sacrifice and undying honour is now being reborn for an entirely new generation.
Release Date: January, 2014
Director: Carl Rinsch
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Ko Shibasaki
Writers: Walter Hamada
Producer: Pamela Abdy, Eric McLeod