It seems like Keanu Reeve‘s samurai movie, 47 Ronin, has been in development forever now. It seems like it’s worth the effort, with the footage below looking pretty fantastical and awesome. A little too much on the CGI, but the Japanese trailer for the film adds some new shots we haven’t seen before. Check it out below!


Here’s the official synopsis for 47 Ronin:

Keanu Reeves makes an explosive return to action-adventure in 47 Ronin. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor 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.

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 directed by Carl Rinsch and is due out Christmas this year.