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Here’s your first look at the first trailer for South Korean pop star/actor Rain’s first English-language film as a leading man — the Wachowski Brothers-produced “Ninja Assassin”. If you need to break into a market, there are worst ways to do it than riding on the coattails of the Wachowskis. Granted, their “Speed Racer” didn’t exactly go over well. Okay, so it stunk up the joint, then came back and threw feces on the curtains just for spite, but that doesn’t mean “Ninja Assassin” can’t be one very cool action movie. Check out the very first trailer for it below.
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.
Starring Naomie Harris, Randall Duk Kim, Sung Kang, Rain, Rick Yune, Ben Miles, Togo Igawa, Shô Kosugi, and directed by James McTeigue.
Get your ninja on November 25, 2009.