Ahead of its home entertainment release this Tuesday, Universal has shared a trailer for Blade of the 47 Ronin, the upcoming straight-to-video sequel to the 2013 Keanu Reeves-headlined action fantasy 47 Ronin.
Set 300 years after the first film, it sees Lord Shinshiro, ronin Reo and apprentice Onami summon their skills to train a prophesied hero – a streetwise New Yorker names Luna – when an evil witch previously slain by one the 47 Ronin, returns in Budapest to seek his revenge.
An evil witch named Yurei, whose ancestor was slain by one of the 47 Ronin, has surfaced in modern day Budapest determined to have his revenge. Yurei seeks to completely destroy all samurai by uniting both halves of the powerful Tengu Sword. A prophecy claims only a descendant of the original 47 Ronin can wield the blade and defeat this great evil. The samurai are shocked when Lord Shinshiro identifies a streetwise New Yorker named Luna as the one who was prophesied. He charges ronin Reo and apprentice Onami with training Luna to be the hero they desperately need. With most of the samurai lords dead or missing, and a traitor hiding among them, the remaining warriors must summon all of their skills as martial arts masters to combat Yurei’s mystic magic and fulfill their destiny.
Directed by Ron Yuan, Blade of the 47 Ronin stars Anna Akana, Mark Dacascos, Mike Moh, Teresa Ting, Akira Koieyama, Chikako Fukuyama. Luna Fujimoto, and Nino Furuhata.
Blade of the 47 Ronin arrives on digital and Blu-ray on October 25th.