James McTeigue’s upcoming high-paced action fest, Ninja Assassin, is one of sleeper films for this year that I’ve been eagerly awaiting for quite some time. Produced by the Wachowski brothers, Ninja Assassin follows Korean pop star, Rain, playing a ninja named Raizo on a mission of vengeance.
There hasn’t been too much released yet for the movie in terms of marketing but this week the first official trailer was released and we have it here for you:
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Ninja throwing stars everywhere!
If you want more of an idea of how insane the fight sequences will be in the movie, check out this behind-the-scenes choreography video from back in January which shows off Rain and the 87 Eleven stunt team practicing some amazing moves and sequences.
In addition to the first Ninja Assassin poster from back in April, MTV got an exclusive on the latest poster for the movie:
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This is all looking great to me – what do you think of the trailer?
If this movie is received well, it could push into motion some official announcements on the recent rumors of McTeigue and the Wachowskis being the lead candidates to takeover the Superman franchise for Warner Brothers.
Ninja Assassin was written by Matthew Sand and J. Michael Straczynski and it opens November 25, 2009.