47 RONIN (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?

Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), Tadanobu Asano (Thor), Rinko Kikuchi (Pacific Rim), Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine), Kō Shibasaki (Battle Royale), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Memoirs of a Geisha), Jin Akanishi (Bandage), Rick Genest (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Carl Rinsch (film debut), director; Hossein Amini (Drive) and Chris Morgan (Fast and Furious), writers; Pamela Abdy (Garden State), Eric McLeod (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) and Scott Stuber (Ted), producers; Ilan Eshkeri (Kick-Ass), composer; John Mathieson (Gladiator), cinematographer; Craig Wood (Pirates of the Caribbean), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Kai (Reeves) is a lone warrior who joins a group of Ronin – that’s “samurai with no master” for those who don’t know their Japanese – in a daring revenge plot against the evil Lord Kira (Asano), who killed their master and banished them to the outlands…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Mixing heavy fantasy with an astonishing true story does not always churn out the most desirable of results, but 47 Ronin aims to stand above the rest with some dazzling visuals and heavy-octane action set pieces that will make any lovers of Japanese legends go wild with excitement.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

THURSDAY 26TH DECEMBER 2013

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