47 Ronin Posters Baffle and Amuse People Online in JapanBrian Ashcraft7/24/13 7:00amFiled to: hollywoodkeanu reevesrinko kikuchijapankotakueastmoviesfilm3335EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkHollywood is doing a big budget version of the Forty-seven Ronin, a famous historic incident of samurai honor , loyalty, and revenge. The big screen version seems different.AdvertisementWhile there really were forty-seven ronin that lived in the 18th century, the movie's set "in a world of witches and giants". According to Variety, it will mix "fantasy elements of the sort seen in The Lord of the Rings pics, with gritty battle scenes akin to those in films such as Gladiator." Oh. Okay. One redeeming factor is that the film's producers have signed on Japanese actors, such as Tadanobu Asano, Kou Shibasaki, Jin Akanishi, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Rinko Kikuchi.