Produced by the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix and its sequels). Written by J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, duh). Directed by James McTeigue (V For Vendetta). And starring the Korean popstar Rain. I so want to love this movie!
Here’s the description from Wikipedia:
Raizo (Rain) is one of the world’s deadliest assassins, having been kidnapped as a child and raised by the Ozunu Clan, believed by the world to be a myth. When Raizo’s friend is executed by the clan, Raizo flees into hiding. He later reemerges, seeking revenge. Meanwhile, Mika Coretti (Naomie Harris) is a Europol agent who investigates money linked to political murders and finds that it is linked to the Ozunu Clan. She defies her superior, Ryan Maslow (Ben Miles), and retrieves secret agency files to find out more. The clan, finding out about the investigation, attempts to assassinate her, but she is rescued by Raizo. Hiding in Europe, Raizo and Mika must find a way to take down the Ozunu Clan.
Sounds a bit average, right? It’s not exactly an original story. But take a look at the trailer:
I think it looks wicked! I’m loving the martial arts sequences we get to see, which I’ve kind of missed from a lot of the big action movies recently. Give me smooth choreographed fight scenes over big explosions every day! (Although the occasional big explosion can be fun too).
Ninja Assassin – Release Date: November 2009 (US, UK)