“47 Ronin” is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch (“The Gift”). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that’s never been seen before.
From ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure “47 Ronin” is born. It is a band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun. Keanu Reeves makes an explosive return to action-adventure in this film, Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 Ronin. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind,together they seek vengeance and to restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.
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.
“47 Ronin” is released and distributed by United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corp.