47 Ronin, an enormous samurai action movie starring Keanu Reeves and 47 masterless samurai fighting monsters and witches to retrieve their honor, comes to theaters on December 25, 2013. But don't worry… Christmas came early this year. You can watch the animated prequel to 47 Ronin right now, right here, in this CraveOnline Exclusive.
47 Ronin: The Way of the Warrior tells the story of how the ronin came to be masterless, and fought dragons and other incredible beasts along the way. And for the next 24 hours… you can only see it here.
From the Press Release:
Keanu Reeves makes an explosive return to action-adventure in 47 Ronin. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor 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 this band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity.
Helmed by director Carl Rinsch (The Gift), 47 Ronin is produced by Scott Stuber (Ted, Identity Thief), Pamela Abdy (Identity Thief, upcoming Endless Love) and Eric McLeod (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Austin Powers series).