Universal has released another trailer for Keanu Reeves action-fantasy samurai adventure, “47 Ronin,” which hopes to take a slice out of the box office later this year on a crowded Christmas Day.
Carl Rinsch’s directorial debut, which has been plagued with production and budget problems, is competing against boxing comedy “Grudge Match,” Ben Stiller‘s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” and Martin Scorcese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” while “Anchorman 2,” “American Hustle,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” and “Inside Llewyn Davis” go wide a week or less before.
Reeves stars in “Ronin” as a warrior who was abandoned and enslaved before being rescued by a samurai warrior (Hiroyuki Sanada, “The Wolverine”). Reeves’ rough life is about to get rougher, though, because he is destined to lead 46 other warriors against an “infinite” army led by a mystical, evil shogun who killed their master.
The $225 million 3D extravaganza is Reeves’ first tentpole since “The Matrix.” Audiences will get a glimpse of Reeves back in ass-kicking form when his own directorial debut, “Man of Tai Chi,” hits theaters on Nov. 1.