Sunday, May 3, 2009

Poster: Ninja Assassin

The first poster for James McTeigue's follow up film to V for Vendetta, "Ninja Assassin" has hit the net and I got it here for you courtesy of Screen Week. The poster is fairly basic with the title character Raizo looking ready to take some serious revenge. The ironic part is Raizo, who is played by Rain the Korean pop star, is standing in the rain. The official synopsis reads: Ninja Assassin follows Raizo (Rain), one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge. The film releases November 25th and stars Rain, Naomie Harris, Ben Miles, Sung Kang, Sho Kosugi and Rick Yune.

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What say you? Will Ninja Assassin prove to ressurect a genre of film we haven't since the early 90's? Will pop star Rain prove to become a new found martial arts star? Strikeback...