The quintessential tale of bushidō, a group of ronin, left leaderless after their daimyo was compelled to commit seppuku for assaulting a court official, plot to avenge their master's honor of the course of two years. Hollywood thought this could be improve with the addition of oni and spider-demon geisha. Get out the prequel motion comic after the jump.
The Hollywood 47 Ronin did not do well in its Japanese opening, taking $1.3 million, as compared to the opening weekend's first place finisher Lupin III vs. Detective Conan's $6.3 million. That wasn't for lack of trying. There was plenty of press. There was an endorsement from the cast of Sengoku Basara. There was even banana tattooing. Get a look after the jump.
After a series of delays, the Hollywood take on 47 Ronin opens this Christmas. Keanu Reeves stars as the lead, but that's hardly the only deviation from the revenge epic that served as a defining story of samurai ethics. Let's just say that the witches and oni weren't in the source material. Get a look after the jump.
While the 47 Ronin or Chushingura shaped as well as reflected notions of the samurai ethic in Japanese culture, the Hollywood version, starring Keanu Reeves, has prompted some comparisons to Dungeons and Dragons: Oriental Adventures. The new international trailer certainly supports the preconception that the movie has gone so far afield from the source material that it makes The Wolverine look like a sensible view of Japan. Get a look after jump.
The Japanese poster and 47-second teaser trailer which includes some new scenes for the long-awaited 3D action film 47 Ronin were shown to the Japanese media. The film starring Keanu Reeves as a swordsman named Kai hits Japanese theaters on December 6, 19 days earlier than the US release. Hit the jump for more.
After being planned for Thanksgiving 2012, after being planned for February 2013, this Christmas, the world is finally going to get a chance to see what Hollywood and Keanu Reeves have done to defining story of samurai ethics, the 47 Ronin. Now, a new trailer offers a look at the more fantastic take on the influential tale of honor and revenge. Get a look after the jump.
January and February are a bit of dumping ground for Hollywood movies that lost out in the shuffle for better spots on the calendar. The Keanu Reeves headlined Hollywood 47 Ronin was supposed last Thanksgiving. Universal Pictures then picked up that flick and moved it into February 2013, before delaying to Christmas '13. February '14 looks within the realm of possibility. See the posters from one of those former release plans after the jump.
At one point, both the Keanu Reeves headlined Hollywood version of defining story of samurai ethics 47 Ronin and the independent Dark Horse comic telling were both supposed to premiere this month. While the less than faithful movie has been shuffled to Christmas 2013, the more historic comic has been released November 7th. Get a six page premiere after the jump.
The movie biz trade mags are now reporting that Spike Lee's adaptation of manga Oldboy has been given a release date. Meanwhile, Hollywood.com has posted a revealing conversation with Gary Powell, the stunt coordinator on Keanu Reeves's 47 Ronin. Statements suggest that the Hollywood version is going to be bit more fantasy. More after the jump.
Hollywood's Keanu Reeves version of 47 Ronin might keep getting pushed out to later dates, but Dark Horse's project looks ready to appear on schedule. Independent of the movie movie, the samurai classic is also being adapted into a comic written by the DH president Mike Richardson and illustrated by the renowned Stan Sakai with the legendary Kazuo Koike advising. More after the jump.
The long-standing plan was to release the Keanu Reeves headlined Hollywood 47 Ronin this Thanksgiving. Universal Pictures then picked up that tentpole and moved it into February 2013. Reshooting needs have pushed the classic samurai tale out again, this time to Christmas day. More after the jump.
Following the infamous green flames poster for the Hollywood remake of 47 Ronin, and following the delay of the film from this Thanksgiving to next year, Jeff Sneider from Variety tweeted a photo of a new character portrait poster for the film. Check it out after the jump.
The long-standing plan was to release the Keanu Reeves headlined Hollywood 47 Ronin this Thanksgiving. Universal Pictures has picked up that tentpole and moved it into 2013. See what the buzz says about the shift after the jump.