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Universal Pushes Back Keanu Reeves' '47 Ronin'

The 3D adventure will no longer bow in November.

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Those looking for their big-studio samurai kick will have to wait a little bit longer.

Universal Pictures has moved 47 Ronin, its 3D adventure movie starring Keanu Reeves, from Nov. 21, 2012 to Feb. 8, 2013.

The new date has the movie going up against Safe Haven, a Nicholas Sparks romancer from Relativity that has yet to begin shooting. But the field becomes a little more crowded the following week, with Fox’s sequel A Good Day to Die Hard and Warner Bros. and Legendary’s fantasy The Seventh Son set to open.

No reason was given for 47 Ronin’s push, but it could give the movie some breathing room to finish its intensive postproduction process. The film is being directed by Carl Rinsch, known for his commercial work but here making his feature directorial debut. As The Hollywood Reporter previously reported, the movie faced problems including soaring budgets and a combative shoot.

The project also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi. It was written by Chris Morgan and Hossein Amini and produced by Scott Stuber, Pam Abdy and Eric McLeod.