47 Ronin, which follows a band of samurai in the 18th century out to avenge the death of their master, was originally set for release in the summer of 2012. That of course changed, and we will now be seeing this Keanu Reeves action epic from director Carl Rinsch this Christmas. Some advanced teaser posters were created for the original 2012 release date, and they have now been leaked, offering up a look at Keanu Reeves as Kai, alongside his nemesis in the film, an armored shogun warrior. These images won't be used in the official marketing launch, but they do offer a good idea about what we'll be seeing once 47 Ronin begins its promotional push later in the year. Expect things to heat up in late summer. For the time being, bite on this first artwork, which gives us a good idea about what we can expect to see.

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