Originally scheduled for November 21, 2012 the film, which is a fictionalized account of the legend of the forty-seven Ronin, a group of samurai in 18th century Japan who avenge the death of their master, had been pushed to February 8, 2013 in order to give it more post-production time and escape a very crowded season.
But now the studio has decided to push the release even further until Christmas day next year, reportedly to do some re-shoots in London, which weren’t possible due to the Olympics, and to give even more time to the visual effects team.
The studio has also moved the 3D re-release of Jurassic Park from July to April 5 (perhaps they lost confidence?) and has given Kick-Ass 2 the sweet June 28 spot.
I sincerely hope that whatever problems are occurring with 47 Ronin will be fixed because it was, and still is, one of my most awaited films for next year.