47-Ronin-Japanese-PosterThe long-awaited 47 Ronin is finally heading into cinemas this December, and the Keanu Reeves-led blockbuster looks set to be one of the biggest movies of the year.

The first trailer launched earlier in the summer, teasing a look at the fantasy-actioner, (very) loosely based on the true story of the 47 Ronin. And now a new international trailer and poster have landed online, via CBM and IMP Awards, teasing another look at what looks to be a lot of fun coming our way soon.

After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves)—a half-breed they once rejected—as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into the hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity.

Reeves is joined by a brilliant cast, led by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rinko Kikuchi, Tadanobu Asano, K? Shibasaki, and Jin Akanishi, who make up one of the best ensembles of the year.

Carl Rinsch (The Gift) is at the helm, making his feature directorial debut. And with Chris Morgan (the Fast and Furious franchise) and Hossein Amini (Drive) co-writing the script, things are definitely looking good.

47 Ronin will be released in 3D on Christmas Day in the US, with its UK release date following a day later on Boxing Day, after its December 6th Japanese release.

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