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Meet Keanu's Kai

18 November 2013  |  Written by James White  

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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.


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