Just days away from the Christmas Day release of director Carl Rinsch‘s upcoming theatrical samurai epic, 47 Ronin, Yahoo! Movies delievered a brand new featurette for the film with Rinsch, and actors Keanu Reeves and Hiroyuki Sanada discussing the film’s various themes played throughout the story. The featurette comes just a little over a week after the film’s premiere in Japan, after which it continues its theatrical run worldwide between now and 2014 on several release dates.
From ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. 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.
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.