It’s RAINing Blood in Ninja Assassin

Entertainment Weekly has a big whopping upcoming movie issue with the boys and girl of “Watchmen” on the cover, including an extensive article on the making of the movie, with some great new shots of the Comedian, Nite Owl, and the gang. The issue also has another look at the Wachowski Brothers’ upcoming “Ninja Assassin” with South Korean pop singer Rain in the leading role. Here’s the pic — Yup, it looks like it’s raining blood. On rain. At least I think that’s Rain. Hard to tell with all the, you know, blood. But since it’s one of the first official pics from the film, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the powers that be will want to showcase their leading man instead of some extra.

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 ninja assassinates January 16, 2009.

From EW:

Rain in Ninja Assassin