Keanu Reeves stars in first trailer for 47 Ronin: watch now

“Seize eternity”

Universal has released the first trailer for martial arts extravaganza 47 Ronin, in which Keanu Reeves heads up a group of banished samurai striving to restore their honour.

The new trailer goes big on the redemption story arc, with Reeves’ character suffering all manner of indignities before rising up to claim his revenge.

There’s also a hefty dose of the supernatural thrown in there for good measure, with fire-casting witches, ghost-like apparitions and giant beasts vying for attention alongside the swinging swords.

Take a look at the new trailer, below…

Hopefully the fantasy gubbins won’t distract too much from the central story, which had seemed strong enough to hold the attention without all the CGI bells and whistles. However, Keanu with a samurai sword is more than enough to keep us intrigued!

Directed by Carl Rinsch and co-starring Rinko Kikuchi and Hiroyuki Sanada, 47 Ronin will open in the US on 25 December 2013, before opening in the UK on 26 December.

What do you think of the new trailer? Tell us, below! 


    • Chufferstud

      Jul 25th 2013, 9:12

      I can't deny it gave me goosebumps, but I need to remember it's Reeves we're talking about here. Not sure why they focussed on Christmas as a selling point for a supernatural martial arts film either. At least that guy with the skull tattoo is getting some work after the Lady GaGa video.

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    • Trickycustomer

      Jul 25th 2013, 14:48

      This looks amazing! Ninja Scroll style but live action can't wait!

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    • CossieNuttas

      Jul 25th 2013, 16:28

      look bangin. saw man of tai chi that was awesome to cant wait

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 25th 2013, 16:54

      "I know Kenjutsu"

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 25th 2013, 17:07

      To be honest, this looked impressive up until the Stephen Sommers-like rubbish toward the end. What a letdown. So close.

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    • McSerious

      Jul 25th 2013, 19:55

      Am I the only one that thinks that looks dreadful?

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    • smellyhands

      Jul 25th 2013, 20:01

      Uh what the hell is this? Ahh the guy who wrote the Fast an Furious films wrote this. Explains why it is unnecessarily over the top. I mean a tale about revenge and honour is not cool enough so he just has to add magic and fantasy to capture the A.D.D audience. Might as well be the next Hansel and Gretel movie.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 25th 2013, 22:40

      I've found my new guilty pleasure. Ronin 47 looks a lot of silly fun.

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    • ajdriver

      Jul 29th 2013, 18:03

      Weird visual, thematic, and dialogue similarities to the Matrix!!! You are the one, the low angle of the grate looking up, not coming back. That's some epic type-casting!

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    • taylordanny

      Aug 20th 2013, 6:08

      Hello, Thanks for sharing the details about the movie. I hope the movie will make the expected budget.

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