Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi spectacular
Lee Child Talks The Next Reacher Movie
Exclusive - And he reveals the title of Reacher 20!
See The World Exclusive New Interstellar Poster
We unveil the US one-sheet for Christopher Nolan's latest
Matt Damon And Paul Greengrass Reportedly Back For More Bourne
Call it The Bourne Reunion, perhaps.
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
14 September 2014
Keanu Reeves Has Time To Kill In The John Wick Trailer
Don't set him off
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
47 Ronin (2013)
Empire Star Rating
47 Ronin (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Side By Side (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Henry's Crime (2011)
Empire Star Rating
The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

47 Ronin Clip Online
Meet Keanu's Kai

18 November 2013  |  Written by James White  

submit to reddit

Chances are you’ve already seen some of Keanu Reeves and the roving, vengeful samurai that make up the 47 Ronin, as there have been a couple of trailers. Now here comes a clip that introduces Reeves’ character Kai.

How does he fit into the story, you ask? Well, the film is based, albeit with plenty of mystical embellishment, on a true Japanese story, which sees a group of warriors in disarray. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, the 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 (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 the band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity. Expect giant magical creatures, lots of sword swinging and talk of deeds that will echo on through the ages. Much like a day in Empire Towers (especially the swordplay).

47 Ronin will hit our cinemas on December 26, and should be just the thing to cure those post-turkey blues.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Anna Gunn And Jacki Weaver Off To Gracepoint
US TV's Broadchurch remake casts up
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

The Boxtrolls Interviews: The Cast And Crew On Laika's Latest
Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning and more talk stop-motion

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)