Two New TV Spots for Carl Rinsch's '47 Ronin' with Lots of Action
by Alex Billington
November 21, 2013
"We are the guardians of justice… elite warriors with no master." This is looking better and better as it gets closer and closer to release, even though I still fear I'm one of the few who has any interest in this movie. Universal has debuted two new TV spots for Carl Rinsch's 47 Ronin, the Japanese samurai fantasy-action movie starring Keanu Reeves as the Ronin warrior Kai. We have already posted a handful of international trailers over the last few months, but these 30-second TV spots somehow pack in more action and more kick ass footage than I've seen. I love that shot of the group riding with orangey smoke behind them - awesome.
Here's the first two TV spots for Carl Rinsch's 47 Ronin, found on YouTube via GeekTyrant:
A band of samurai set out to avenge their master's death and dishonor at the hands of a ruthless shogun. 47 Ronin is directed by Carl Rinsch (The Gift) and written by Chris Morgan (Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6) and Hossein Amini (Snow White & the Huntsman). The Story follows a group of 18th century warriors who aim to avenge their master's death. Keanu Reeves leads the film in his first big action role since concluding The Matrix trilogy, and he's surrounded by a Japanese cast including Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano & Rinko Kikuchi. Universal will release 47 Ronin on December 25th. See the full trailer.