Frequent commenter and all-round awesome guy Macross dropped us a message to let us know about the gem that is Ninja Assassin. Far removed from Demon Dave and his judy chops, Ninja Assassin follow the story of Raizo (played by Korean actor, Rain), a child plucked from the streets and turned into one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Trained by a shadowy society, the Ozunu Clan, Raizo breaks free of them after witnessing them execution of his friend, vowing to take revenge upon the clan.
As you can imagine that is fodder for an action spectacular, and the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix trilogy) roped in director James McTeigue (V For Vendetta) to realise their vision of acrobatic ninjin’.
You have to keep the essence of the ninja movie,” McTeigue explained. “But if you want to take it above the usual kind of ninja movie, you need to give it a decent story. But make no mistake – it’s a ninja movie.
Watch the trailer for this ninja movie below or see it in HD at YouTube.
Ninja Assassin will be released in the US in November 2009, but it seems South African audiences may have to wait until January 2010 to see it. Let us know your thoughts on this and other general ninjin’ issues.
[via MTV Asia via Macross]