You know what would have been an even better poster for “Ninja Assassin”? If Rain, the star of James McTeigue’s modern-day ninja movie was actually falling in the poster, while it’s raining. Then my headline of, “Rain Falls in Ninja Assassin Teaser Poster” would be double — nay, triple! — clever. But alas, it’s just South Korean pop star and soon-to-be-International action hero Rain standing in the rain all covered in rain and blood and holding weapons. Still cool, though, but it would be cooler if he was falling, too. Sigh. What could have been…
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, Sung Kang, Rick Yune, Rain, Ben Miles, Shô Kosugi, Togo Igawa, Numan Acar, Richard van Weyden, and directed by James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta”).
Rain falls November 25.
Poster via Screenweek.