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Movie News: Keanu Reeves is a samurai warrior in these character posters for 47 Ronin

Keanu Reeves plays in samurai warrior in 47 Ronin. Huh?

Yes, Reeves will be in a big-budget samurai film, and today we got a character poster of him and a few others via IGN. Reeves will be playing Kai in the film set in the 18th century and focusing on a band of samurai who are out to avenge the death of their master.

Rinko Kikuchi, who was recently seen in Pacific Rim, and Hiroyuki Sanada, who can be seen in The Wolverine, are also starring. 47 Ronin is Carl Rinsch’s directorial debut.

I know absolutely nothing about 47 Ronin, but I’m a fan of samurai films. And based on these posters (particularly the middle two), this could end up being pretty good. The Reeves’s casting is a bit weird though.

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47 Ronin will be released on December 25.

 

Nate pretends to be a movie connoisseur but in reality he really knows nothing about movies other than the fact that he loves them. His favorites include The Shawshank Redemption, Braveheart and Schindler's List. Follow him on Twitter @nater_parsons

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5 Comments

  1. M.

    “I know absolutely nothing about 47 Ronin” – that was sarcasm, right?

    “The Reeves’s casting is a bit weird though.” – why?

    • Nate Parsons

      “I know absolutely nothing about 47 Ronin other than what IMDB told me” is what I should’ve said.

      As for why the casting of Reeves is a bit weird … he appears to be the only American in the movie and he’s Keanu Reeves. But after seeing the trailer, it does kind of work but we’ll see.

      • M.

        well, for those curious enough, there is that thing called the internet.
        “and he’s Keanu Reeves” – meaning?

        • Nate Parsons

          Meaning he’s not somebody who should be playing a samurai warrior and he’s a very hit-or-miss actor. But I shouldn’t give him too much crap as Tom Cruise played a samurai warrior once and did a pretty decent job so maybe Keanu can do the same.

          What do you think about the movie and Keanu, M?

          • M.

            It doesn’t matter what I think.

            And Keanu Reeves is not playing a samurai warrior. He plays a character who, due to racial prejudice, is not allowed to bear the samurai title, although he has both the skills and the integrity. Different premise than what Cruise played.