Indeed, it has been a journey for the upcoming Samurai fantasy adventure, 47 Ronin, loosely based on a true story and adapted for the screen by Carl Rinsch in his first time at the helm of a major Hollywood picture. Having had its release date pushed back once before, the overbudgeted Universal Pictures release found itself plagued with reshoots through the summer of 2012 until the studio eventually ended up pulling Rinsch from the project.
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From ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors. 47 Ronin is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch (The Gift). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that’s never been seen before.