First look at Keanu Reeves in 47 Ronin

The first shot of an in-character Keanu Reeves in 47 Ronin has surfaced online at MarketSaw .

A robed-up Reeves was snapped by a fan at Shepperton Studios, and by the looks of things this could be his coolest role for some time.

In the film, Reeves will play an enigmatic outsider named Kai, who joins the titular gang of samurai in their quest to avenge the death of their master at the hands of an evil lord.

Commercials maestro Carl Rinsch is making his feature debut with the 18th Century epic.

You can see the full image of Reeves below, as well as a couple more cast members in character:

47 Ronin opens on 21 November 2012.