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Keanu Reeves Gets Revenge in First-Look ’47 Ronin’ Trailer (Video)

Reeves demonstrates serious sword skills in the first trailer for Universal's reportedly troubled production

Keanu Reeves mastered kung fu in "The Matrix" — and now he's learning the way of the samurai in "47 Ronin," Universal's upcoming action-adventure fantasy film about 47 warriors fighting supernatural forces that killed their master.

In the first trailer for the tentpole whose production was reportedly a long, expensive struggle, Hiroyuki Sanada ("The Wolverine") tracks down "a half-breed" Japanese warrior (Reeves) and rescues him from slavery — because he is destined to beat the forces of evil trying to conquer the mythical landscape.

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Monsters, witches, and samurai swords populate director Carl Rinsch's first feature, which was written by Chris Morgan ("Fast & Furious 6") and Hossein Amini ("Drive").

The fantasy hopes to capture a Christmas audience when it debuts in theaters on Dec. 25.

Watch the trailer: