’47 Ronin’ International Trailer Arrives Online [Video]

The international trailer for the upcoming action flick 47 Ronin has arrived online.

The latest big-screen effort from The Matrix alum Keanu Reeves finds him battling an army of villains and monsters across the pond. The film is expected to arrive in theaters this Christmas.

47 Ronin sports and impressive cast of talented actors and actresses. In addition to Reeves, the flick stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, and Rinko Kikuchi. Fans of Japanese cinema are no doubt extremely familiar with these individuals already.

Director Carl Rinsch is making his feature-length debut with the upcoming adventure. Although he was originally selected to direct an Alien film for Ridley Scott back in 2009, that project never got off the ground.

Rinsch might be cutting his Hollywood teeth on 47 Ronin, but he’s definitely no stranger to the camera. The commercials the guy has produced are nothing short of brilliant. Be sure to take a trip to Slashfilm to check out a small collection of the guy’s work. It’s a good way to spend your lunch break.

Here’s Universal Pictures’ description of the flick:

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.

Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut Man of Tai Chi is also slated to arrive in the US before the end of December. Radius-TWC eagerly snatched up the flick at Cannes earlier this year. The film will make its Stateside debut at this year’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.

47 Ronin will invade theaters across the country on December 25.

[Image via Radius-TWC]