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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

New Character Posters Are Now Online For 47 RONIN


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.

In Rinsch's defense, an interview with Hollywood.com revealed stunt coordinator Gary Powell's take on what was needed for Rinsch to help create the right blend of fantasy and reality for the action. "It was a quick couple of weeks reshoot, story points and all that," he said. "It will make the film better. I have not seen it, but all the visual effects people [say] there are a hell of a lot of visual effects. But it looks really nice."

For a $175M/225M film, Rinsch's latest stint is going to have perform not just good, but superhero movie good. As in Man Of Steel good, in order not to be a complete bomb. That's just my opinion. Hopefully though, all the extensive reshoots and VFX editing will help repair the damage upon the film's release this Christmas.

Today, IGN has provided us with four new official character posters for the film which you can check out below.

47 Ronin stars Keanu Reeves, along with Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi, and will release in 3D and standard 2D on December 25, 2013.

Stay tuned for trailer news!

SYNOPSIS
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.




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