MTV has scored the exclusive first trailer for James McTeigue’s NINJA ASSASSIN, starring Korean pop star Rain as a ninjitsu-trained assassin who breaks ranks from a clan of assassins to join a Europol agent (Naomie Harris) in taking on the killer clan. Sho Kosugi fans will see the 1980s-era ninja movie icon prominently displayed as Rain’s instructor.
Rain spent six months training for this movie which is uncommon for Hollywood action roles of any kind. According to McTeigue, the director wanted to move away from gravity-defying wirework action and ground it greater realism.
There is already talk of the film becoming a franchise if it proves to be the international success that its makers hope it will be.
NINJA ASSASSIN is scheduled for release on November 25.
Ninja Assassin (2009) • Rain • upcoming