Based on the legendary samurai tale which has been adapted countless times for stage and screen over the past three centuries. Koji Yakusho and Koichi Sato play two survivors on both sides of an attack by 47 ronin (masterless samurai) on the mansion of a government official whose persecution of their lord led to his untimely death. Warner Brothers Japan’s first fully in-house production.

Prod companies: Warner Brothers Entertainment Japan

Backer: Warner Entertainment Japan

Producers: Hisao Nabeshima

Intl sales: Warner Brothers Pictures International

Director: Shigemichi Sugita

Screenplay: Yozo Tanaka

Cast: Koji Yakusho, Koichi Sato, Narumi Yasuda, Yoshi Oida, Koji Yamamoto and Masato Ibu

Locations: Japan

Shooting dates: November 8 onwards

Contact: Warner Brothers Pictures International