Based on a fictional account, 47 Ronin is directed by Carl Erik Rinsch and gathers some of the talented actors in the industry. Playing the lead character is Keanu Reeves as the half-breed and outcast Kai. He will be joined by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as the Shogun, Hiroyuki Sanada as Kuranosuke Oishi, Kou Shibasaki as Mika, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Kira, Rinko Kikuchi as Mizuki and Jin Akanishi as Chikara Oishi.
Watch the full 47 Ronin trailer here.
Based on a true-life 18th century tale, this fantasy epic tells a dramatic tale of clan warfare and revenge surrounding a band of 47 loyal samurai seeking vengeance after their master is murdered. Keanu Reeves stars in the Universal Pictures production, written by Hossein Amini and Wanted's Chris Morgan.
The story of the 47 Ronin is one of the most celebrated in the history of the samurai. This was perhaps all the more so because it occurred at a time when the samurai class was struggling to maintain a sense of itself - warriors with no war, a social class without a function.
Lord Asano, the beloved ruler of Ako province, kills himself after his rival, Lord Kira, frames him for attempted murder.
Also here are some of the character posters from the movie.
47 Ronin will hit theaters on December 25, 2013.