Tuesday, October 29, 2013

HOLLYWOOD SPY SPOTLIGHT ON ASIAN EPIC FANTASY ADVENTURE '47 RONIN' WITH KEANU REEVES, RINKO KIKUCHI, HIROYUKI SANADA, TADANOBU ASANO! STUNNING NEW TRAILER AND POSTERS!

47 RONIN
EPIC FANTASY ADVENTURE
Since the Universal has released a new trailer for upcoming epic adventure 47 RONIN, set in mythical Japan about a half-breed slave (Keanu Reeves) who joins a band of 47 masterless samurai in a quest for vengeance, we shall spotlight the movie today at HOLLYWOOD SPY! This outrageously expensive historical fantasy movie (rumours say the budget went well over $200 million) is ready to battle with other films at the boxoffice released into the cinematic arena on Christmas Day!

47 RONIN STORY
TO SEIZE ETERNITY
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 47 outcast samurai. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honour to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai, 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. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honour to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.

THE CAST OF 47 RONIN
KEANU REEVES & RINKO KIKUCHI
Keanu Reeves appears as Kai, a half-Japanese and half-British man; the character was created for the film. Tadanobu Asano plays Lord Kira, the Shogun's master of ceremonies and the one responsible for killing the Ronin's master. Rinko Kikuchi portrays Mizuki, a lady who serves Lord Kira and has special magical powers. Hiroyuki Sanada plays Kuranosuke Oishi, the leader of the Ronin. Kou Shibasaki is Mika, the slain master's daughter and Kai's love interest. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa plays the Shogun! Jin Akanishi is Chikara Oishi, Kuranosuke's son. Rick Genest is Savage!

SAMURAI TIDBITS
 INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY
Epic adventure 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.  While the film is based on the true story of the forty-seven ronin, it is a fantastical take, being set "in a world of witches and giants"! The film will tell a stylized version of the legendary story, mixing fantasy elements of the sort seen in 'The Lord of the Rings' saga, with gritty battle scenes akin to those in films such as 'Gladiator'. Costume designer Penny Rose has said that although the costumes are following the traditional style, the kimonos and other outfits will also have a fashion twist to them and will be very colourful. She previously worked on KING ARTHUR, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN and PRINCE OF PERSIAN SANDS OF TIME.

35 comments:

  1. So far it looks visually stunning.

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    1. we do like all the splendour and action in the trailer

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  2. Just amazing this movie Dezmond .
    Cheers .

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  3. The gits at Universal have blocked the video but I do like the sound of this movie more now, even if Keanu is in it!

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    1. are you sure it's blocked, Fran? Because I can still see it and play it and you know I'm not in USA.

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    2. It worked today and damn that's good!

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  4. looking forward to this one... really think it will be the hit!

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    1. fingers crossed, I wish all of the good films being released this Christmas and around it will be hits!

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  5. Unbelievable how expensive it was to make this movie! I hope it's a good one!

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    1. yes, and tomorrow I will be featuring and even more expensive movie... it's crazy how much money they spend on something that you forget after 100 minutes in cinema...

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  6. What beautiful cinematography. Love the dragon! I'm a sucker for movies with swords anyway...and Keanu...yes, please!

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    1. we do love anything with dragons :)

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  7. Those are some cool posters. :))

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    1. especially the Rinko Kikuchi one :)

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  8. Maybe the witches and giants are part of the true story.....

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    1. you know, that is quite possible...

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  9. My brother will want to see that. I'll have to tell him :)

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  10. I don't know if I'll watch it or not, but it looks gorgeous.

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  11. I bet a lot of people never realized Reeves has some Asian ancestry

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    1. Middle Eastern to be more precise, if I remember correctly he has Lebanese origins like Paula Abdul, which is why he became famous thanks to the gig in her RUSH RUSH video

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  12. I wanted to see this one before I even saw the trailer. Now I am even more looking forward to it!

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    1. isn't it just stunning? :) Perfect for holidays

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  13. Awesome visuals


    And can I add, you look fetching in pumpkin :)

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  14. I'm not much for epic fantasies, but this looks good.

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    1. ah, yes, you're the one who hasn't seen LORD OF THE RINGS either :P

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  15. Wow not normally my cup of tea. But that does look bloody good!

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