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Keanu Reeves in '47 Ronin' Action Flick Depicted as Samurai

Wednesday, 09 Oct 2013 01:05 PM

By Clyde Hughes

Keanu Reeves is ready for battle against warlords and magic in his latest movie role about the Japanese legend "47 Ronin," as the United Kingdom version of the movie trailer was released online this week.

The movie, which stars the "The Matrix" trilogy hero, is scheduled out on Dec. 26, "Boxing Day," in England. Universal Pictures moved "47 Ronin" from its original Feb. 8 release date to Christmas Day in the United States.

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Reeves plays Kai, a half-Japanese and half-barbarian outcast, who leads a band of samurais against a ruthless warlord who killed their fallen master. Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi is cast to play one of the main villains of this film.

While the story may be new for American audiences, "47 Ronin" is a well-known story in Japan, where more than 80 films have depicted different versions of the story, according to the The Hollywood Reporter. 

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pointed out the action-packed film will be familiar territory for Reeves and his fans, who are accustomed to seeing the actor in the movies like "The Matrix" and "Speed." 

"It is time. Rivers of blood and mountains of corpses will not stand in my way," Kikuchi says in the trailer. "(Mizuki) looks glamorous and seductive in a regal kimono, is up to no good along with Lord Kira."

"I know what you are. I'm not afraid of you," Reeves answers back in the trailer. Before turning into a dragon, Kikuchi responds, "You should be."

The trailer depicts that there will be plenty of sword fighting and battles between human and mystical creatures.

Before "47 Ronin," Reeves will make is directorial debut with the movie "Man of Tai Chi," which he also stars, with Tiger Hu Chen and Karen Mok.

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