See Keanu Reeves in 47 Ronin as Non-Russian Trailer Hits [Video]

Subscribe to Keanu Reeves alerts

Finally, the second trailer for 47 Ronin has hit, meaning we can see more of Keanu Reeves in the martial arts epic. But this isn’t your classic, intricately choreographed martial arts flick; there are monsters and dragons in it, too.

Keanu ReevesCan Reeves haul in the huge audiences required to make Ronin a hit?

The legend of 47 Ronin reads thusly: 47 samurais without a leader (that’s what Ronin means) set out to avenge their death of the man who once led them. The film takes place in a fantasy version of ancient Japan, populated by mystical beasts, a power-hungry witch.

This isn’t the first film to give its take on the legend: The 47 Ronin (1941), The Loyal 47 Ronin (1958), 47 Samurai (1962), Fall of Ako Castle (1978), 47 Ronin (1994) and The Last Chusingura (2010) have all weighed in on the mystical story.

Reeves plays the part of an outcast, inexplicably Caucasian and American in this mystical Japan, who has to fulfil his destiny. One has the feeling this film could go one of two ways: be a surprise hit and put Reeves back on the map, or, and this is more likely, fail miserably, and possibly dump the Matrix actor on the pile of cardboard actors forever.

Check out the new trailer for 47 Ronin here.

Back in April 2012, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the film had been delayed. It was supposed to be debuting last November, but was pushed back to February 2013. Now it’s set for a Christmas Day release day in America.

This is a bit of a risk; especially considering the reported price of putting the film together is something near the $225m mark. That’s in the Avatar range, but Avatar managed to become the highest grossing film of all time. Universal are really putting all of their eggs in a basket made out of Reeves, and hoping he won’t drop them a la Johnny Depp in Lone Ranger.

Keanu Reeves 47 RoninThe Poster for 47 Ronin, with Keanu Reeves


Tags: Keanu Reeves

Subscribe to Keanu Reeves alerts

More Keanu Reeves

21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer

Indie filmmaking is one of the best niches to find super-talented directors and writers; and none more so than Richard Linklater. Having recently received a...

Keanu Reeves On The Action Behind Crime Thriller 'John Wick'

Assassin thriller 'John Wick' is one of the most talked-about action flicks this side of 2014, and for leading man Keanu Reeves that isn't surprising...

"Ouija" Brings Scares To The Box Office Ahead Of Halloween

Clearly, moviegoers are already getting into the Halloween spirit this weekend and the not-so-highly rated horror flick Ouija reigns supreme at the box office. After...

Keanu Reeves Breathes New Life Into The Action Genre With "John Wick"

Is the action movie industry in trouble? Keanu Reeves seems to think so. The actor has been sort of absent from the Hollywood scene of...


'John Wick' Makes $5.45 Million On Opening Night But Critics Aren't Too Sure About Its 'B-Movie' Styling

John Wick was released in US cinemas on Friday (24th October) and has already been hailed as a financial success, making $5.45 million on its...

Keanu Reeves' 'John Wick' Has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes - Best. Film. Ever.

Admit it. You thought John Wick was going to be a big, fat flop didn't you? You thought Keanu Reeves was done. Well, surprise. John...

Keanu Reeves Admits The Lack Of Studio Film Offers "Suck," Says He Wishes He Played Wolverine And Batman

Keanu Reeves is undoubtedly most well known for his lead role in the hugely successful sci-fi trilogy 'The Matrix,' but it seems his days as...

Is Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Too Violent?

It was undoubtedly the star pulling power of Brad Pitt that helped David Ayer's World War II drama Fury accelerate past Gone Girl to the...



Keanu Reeves Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Keanu Reeves

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All