This trailer for the Keanu Reeves samurai epic 47 Ronin at least proves that the movie exist and is getting released. It was originally planned for a November 2012 release and then dated again for February of this year, but was finally pushed back again to Christmas. The initial budget was an already large $175 million then kept climbing to around $225 million. Here is hoping that Universal’s faith in the project pays off.
The first look does leave an impression with a good mix of martial arts and fantasy. I don’t know if audiences will go in droves for the samurai driven film, but I will certainly give it a shot. Where else will you see Ted “Theodore” Logan slice a dude’s head off with a sword?
47 Ronin releases on December 25th.