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47 Ronin
ARYA
2012-04-26 05:10


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Now we know more about the delay in a trailer.
BlueGem
2012-04-26 11:24


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2013?? That sucketh, royally. I hope they know what they are doing!

Thanks for the heads up, Joke.

LucaM
2012-04-27 00:24


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... the media vultures might be slow on the uptake, but they never sleep...

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Keanu-Reeves-Samurai-Movie-47-Ronin-Bumped-2013-30614.html

'90s action icon Keanu Reeves has kind of fallen off the map in recent years, but seemed set to return with a flourish this fall fronting Universal's samurai-centered epic 47 Ronin. In the film, Reeves is set to play a loner in 18th century Japan who joins a band of warriors on a path to avenge their murdered master. With the promise of plenty of spectacular martial arts action and the assurance of a 3D production—no post-conversion for first-time feature helmer Carl Rinsch—47 Ronin seemed in a good position to battle its box office competition on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. However, Universal has just bumped the film's premiere until February 8, 2013.

THR notes that no motive for the change has been announced, but speculates that it may be that 47 Ronin's involved post-production process required more time. However, it seems more likely to me that Universal has gotten spooked by Sam Mendes' much-anticipated James Bond thriller Skyfall, which was slated to open the weekend before on November 9th. As other release dates have fallen into place, 47 Ronin was pinched between a rock and a hard place with Skyfall preceding it and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which seems sure to dominate the box office, opening the following weekend.

So rather than bump a few weeks and release this action feature in the winter season flush with Oscar-bait and family-friendly holiday fare, it appears Universal pushed 47 Ronin to February. The fact that they steered clear of January—which is notoriously a dumping ground for dreck or movies studios have lost faith in—suggests 47 Ronin is still something worth being excited for, though fan enthusiasm will have to hang on a little longer.

To recap, 47 Ronin in 3D will now hit theaters February 8, 2013, and that looks to be a good thing.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/universal-pushes-47-ronin-keanu-reeves-316572

http://www.hitfix.com/articles/keanu-reeves-samurai-movie-47-ronin-pushed-back-to-february-2013

http://thefilmstage.com/news/keanu-reeves-samurai-film-47-ronin-moved-to-2013-richard-gere-drama-arbitrage-dated/

http://screenrant.com/47-ronin-movie-release-date-kofi-167304/

http://collider.com/47-ronin-release-date/161950/

http://www.csicon.org/47-ronin-pushed-to-2013/

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/universal-pushes-back-release-date-47-ronin-37366

LucaM
2012-04-27 00:36


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http://www.slashfilm.com/effectsheavy-3d-47-ronin-pushed-fall-2012-february-2013/

http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/universal-moving-47-ronin-release-to-february-8-2013/

http://themovieblog.com/2012/keanu-reeves-47-ronin-moves-to-february/

http://screencrush.com/keanu-reeves-47-ronin-2013/

http://marketsaw.blogspot.com/2012/04/universal-moves-47-ronin-to-february-8.html

http://www.beyondhollywood.com/47-ronin-gets-bumped-to-february-2013/

ARYA
2012-04-27 02:55


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Oh I think my "fan enthusiasm" will hang on an extra 3 months...It just means that Reeves will have more time off of the promo grind at the end of this year.
LucaM
2012-04-27 02:59


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... always look on the bright side, huh? ;)
ARYA
2012-04-27 03:59


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@ LucaM, sure, because there always IS a bright side. :)
LucaM
2012-04-27 04:00


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touche' ;)
robin
2012-04-27 05:27


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I feel I've been fooled, LucaM... (not by you, of course!) ;_;

so I guess that means another month for Japan and that would be March. great.

LucaM
2012-04-27 05:43


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robin - maybe it's all for the best. You know, spring, cherry blossom, new beginnings ... ;)
MSuperstar
2012-04-28 02:59


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Some tidbits about 47 Ronin:

http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/170409-oblivion-47-ronin-and-ripd-previewed-at-cinemacon

robin
2012-04-28 03:43


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@LucaM
okay, I'll join the club :) Maybe I'll get myself something nice for Chirstmas to make up for this. Another Keanu DVD would be great.

@MSuperstar
Thank you for the link! I'm still not used to their new Promo poster :/ It reminds me of The Terminator or something.

LucaM
2012-04-28 03:46


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thanks for the link :)

... looks like they've really been rewriting the script. But that little tidbit sounds good . And if we have to wait 'till February to see that, I don't care, I'll wait. As long as it takes ;)

LucaM
2012-04-28 04:02


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from the series 'the media never sleeps, but sometimes does wake up late':

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/26/2768914/universal-postpones-release-of.html

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/the-47-ronin-retreat-to-a-2013-release-date

http://www.filmbiz.asia/news/ronin-release-is-retarded
... dunno about that. I'd rather vote for 'postponed' ;)

http://www.filmofilia.com/keanu-reeves%E2%80%99-47-ronin-pushed-back-to-february-8-2013-99845/

http://geektyrant.com/news/2012/4/25/keanu-reeves-new-martial-arts-film-47-ronin-gets-a-new-relea.html

LucaM
2012-04-28 06:42


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... ahem ;)

http://neoreeves.tumblr.com/post/21898054122/for-those-about2die-keep-calm-fuck-this

LucaM
2012-04-30 16:45


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http://moviepilot.com/393247-keanu-reeves-samurai-movie-47-ronin-gets-pushed-back-to-feb-8-2013

If you were standing at the cinema and you had to pick between James Bond's latest outing, Skyfall, the epic Part 2 finale to the Twilight Saga, and a samurai movie with a mostly Japanese cast starring Keanu Reeves, which would you choose?

well, I know what I would choose, in less than a heartbeat.
I couldn't be bothered to go watch the previous Bond movie, let alone the sparkling disaster.
Hell, I'd even choose Generation Um over any of those two.

Joke
2012-04-30 17:08


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Agree LucaM, that's a no-brainer, the samurai movie ofcourse. :-)


EDIT : probably even if it didn't star Keanu

MSuperstar
2012-04-30 17:46


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Same here ... even without Keanu. 1) I have a weakness for historical movies, especially when well-done sets and costumes are used. 2) To me, James Bond just isn't James Bond anymore. Since Daniel Craig, Mr. Bond lost his charm to me. :-(
LucaM
2012-04-30 17:57


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To me, James Bond just isn't James Bond anymore.

same here, although not necessarily because of Daniel Craig, but rather because of the direction 'the Bond powers to be' took since Casino Royale. I was never a Bond fan; I did notice the usual cheesiness of the Bond movies, the macho one-liners, the... everything. But it was part of the charm, so I went along with it. What I didn't want or need was yet another 'beginnings' story. I like Craig as an actor, just not in these movies. I definitely don't want to see a James Bond movie filmed Bourne-style, and that's what Casino Royale offered me. Thanks, but no, thanks.

ARYA
2012-04-30 20:01


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I got over James Bond a very long time ago although I also like Craig. Thanks for all the links LucaM and MSuperstar. Finally getting to see this movie in 3D on the big screen is going to be quite the event for me!
LOL about the "sparkling disaster" LucaM! ITA
Of course I am partial to anything reeves chooses to be associated with. Overall his filmography is better than ANY other actors. When I view a movie that is particularly awful I follow it up with one of Keanu's films as an antidote. :)

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