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Must Watch: First Insanely Awesome Ninja Assassin Trailer!

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July 23, 2009
Source: MTV

Ninja Assassin Trailer

Awesome! The first official trailer for James McTeigue's Ninja Assassin has finally debuted today on MTV. You need to drop everything and watch this - it's one of those kind of trailers. Yes it's stylized and probably not for everyone, but if you love ninjas at all, you'll love this. Let me remind you this is from the same guy who brought us the brilliant V for Vendetta. It stars Korean pop star Rain and also co-stars Naomie Harris and Rick Yune. From the looks of this trailer, the story may be the weakest element, but considering we don't often seen awesome ninja action like this, I think I'll forget that and just enjoy it!

Watch the first insane trailer for Ninja Assassin:

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A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with the clan.

Ninja Assassin is directed by Australian filmmaker James McTeigue, who previously worked as the first assistant director for all three Matrix movies and Speed Racer and also directed V for Vendetta himself. The screenplay was co-written by newcomer Matthew Sand and comic book veteran J. Michael Straczynski, of the "Babylon 5" TV show and the script for Clint Eastwood's Changeling previously as well as the Silver Surfer movie. Warner Brothers is finally bringing Ninja Assassin to theaters on November 25th this year.

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Reader Feedback - 105 Comments

1

WoW that looks wicked.

DdoubleRS on Jul 23, 2009

2

Cool.

whomever on Jul 23, 2009

3

that was pretty fucking cool.

zetsu on Jul 23, 2009

4

yes please!

????? on Jul 23, 2009

5

finally, about time!!!!! It definitly looks a lot better than most of the ninja films that have been coming out lately and V for Vendetta was stylishly done so lets hope that this lives up to the same standards. It was a little dark to see some things but i was still really interested. Can't wait for more trailers. Now all's we need is a release date for Way of the Warrior

darren on Jul 23, 2009

6

next 300

AWE on Jul 23, 2009

7

Looks pretty cool. The slo mo cgi actually looks decent. Makes me really want to see a Ninja Scroll movie tho.

Shaun on Jul 23, 2009

8

WOW!!!

tankmaster on Jul 23, 2009

9

I'm Excited

link1983 on Jul 23, 2009

10

wth.. im just looking at a black screen.. for american eyes only?

malax on Jul 23, 2009

11

@10 no i'm in canada and i could see it although it was kinda dark for me

darren on Jul 23, 2009

12

EPIC! Everything I hoped for and more. #10 It takes a few seconds to load.

Brandon on Jul 23, 2009

13

Hm...I think the trailer sucks actually. The stunt practice vid was much more impressive. I'm actually kind of disappointed.

James on Jul 23, 2009

14

i too also feel very disappointed

cmygun6 on Jul 23, 2009

15

It is cool. This trailer itself shows enough badass action. However I am shocked that the actions, reviewers who already screening this movie, mentioned are not included. I wonder how much cool actions are shown in this movie. I cannot wait until September!

Morris on Jul 23, 2009

16

fucking beautiful!

ass on Jul 23, 2009

17

#10 Me too πŸ™ I'm so fucking exited for this trailer. I wan't to see it! So... why the black screen?

Jack on Jul 23, 2009

18

"the brilliant V for Vendetta" wtf

Tomb on Jul 23, 2009

19

Siccccccck!

Nick Sears on Jul 23, 2009

20

this was great been waiting for this trailer too long but it delivered

movieboy on Jul 23, 2009

21

#14 I agree...it was dark and the stunt practice footage looked alot better...but I will still see it

Trey on Jul 23, 2009

22

Awesome! I've been begging to see a trailer for this since seeing the training video footage, and it didn't disappoint. Rain seems pretty badass, especially considering that he's best known as a Korean pop star.

Andrew on Jul 23, 2009

23

Awesome!

Dreckent on Jul 23, 2009

24

amazing trailer cant wait to see it but heres something SPOILER i heard that Rain character wont get the black girl no kiss action with Naomie Harris that happened to Jet Li in Romeo Must Die too where Jet Li kick-ass and save the day but you think Jet Li would kiss Aaliyah but no that never happen same thing with this movie Rain kick-ass save the girl but no action with Naomie Harris.

darkone on Jul 23, 2009

25

@10 and @11 just press f5 and the next time it works, it did on my lame machine so theres hope^^

AdamKing on Jul 23, 2009

26

pretty nice....

ME on Jul 23, 2009

27

can we knw wht trailers are expected before comic con ends??????

Hellboy on Jul 23, 2009

28

OMG NINJAS. Seriously though, looks like a really nice action movie, was a while since I saw a good ninja movie (closest lately was probably Wanted or uhm... transformers2(?)).

Felix on Jul 23, 2009

29

That looks ridiculous, but I wonder if the throwing stars and stuff will be getting old by the end.

BBROWN on Jul 23, 2009

30

3D?!

Aaron on Jul 23, 2009

31

@28 lmao, Transformers 2 was an awesome Ninja movie!!!

darren on Jul 23, 2009

32

it looks ok, about the same level as that other Ninja! movie that trailered a while back. Bit disappointed, but then i've seen so many martial arts movies that they kind of blur into each other unless they are extra special... Goemon looks 100x better and that was made for less than Rains wardrobe budget...come on hopefully the movie will be good!

ChrisUK on Jul 23, 2009

33

NINJAS!!!!!!!

mrmr on Jul 23, 2009

34

this movie is gonna be kick ass

jp on Jul 23, 2009

35

JIZZ

eric on Jul 23, 2009

36

Weak trailer. A story plumbed more times than Lohan's ass. And what a bunch of hacks (Silver Surfer! Changeling! Speed Racer! Babylon 5! V for Vendetta!? These people still have jobs?

RandyG on Jul 23, 2009

37

The second I saw guns and explosions I was dissapointed.

Dan W on Jul 23, 2009

38

wow...after reading the title, i was gonna ask why is this "insanely awesome," but now i understand. nice.

Matt Suhu on Jul 23, 2009

39

Well honestly to me it doesnt look THAT good, normal action flick with ninjas but I NEED A RED BAND TRAILER to truly decide. Even though its rated r for intense bloody sequences of violence...you just cant go wrong there.

Cody on Jul 23, 2009

40

Holy facking a$$ crackers! This looks awesome!

nate on Jul 23, 2009

41

Go Bi!

SillySil on Jul 23, 2009

42

This looks cool.............

SHANEDAV on Jul 23, 2009

43

The abundance of throwing stars coming at you from the screen seemed kinda gimmicky. Some things looked awesome, some things were ok. Hopefully it's good

Alfredo on Jul 23, 2009

44

I wanted this trailer to be five kinds of awesome. This trailer was seven kinds of awesome with a hind of legendary thrown in. Funny really, I had an idea a while ago for a movie about a bunch of assassins who had ninja skills... clearly Hollywood stole that idea right out of my head. Seriously though, this premise is so simple and awesome, it's a wonder this had never been done before. Just goes to show, if you have a good idea, do something with it before someone else does.

Joshi on Jul 23, 2009

45

Trailer was boss, although either Rain really did get good at English or he practiced perfecting his lines for hours.

Jaf on Jul 23, 2009

46

Looks more stupid then G.I. Joe!

ArchAdams on Jul 23, 2009

47

I just saw some badass shit!

Robbie on Jul 23, 2009

48

Wow, am I the only one who wasn't impressed by this and the crappy CGI? lol

Sabes on Jul 23, 2009

49

i wanna see that ninja scroll movie come soon too. lol. but i wanna see this get an oscar nod for cinematography. regardless, this will be pro

lego on Jul 23, 2009

50

@46 Nothing can look more stupid than Gi Joe except the sequel to G.I joe

darren on Jul 23, 2009

51

RAIIIINNNNN!!!!!!! This looks good.

Terry Lee on Jul 23, 2009

52

This looks a little corny...and also like they either are intending to show it in 3D or intended. Either way, definitly a rental.

Big Red Moose on Jul 23, 2009

53

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm i dunno, looks pretty typical to me. The Warrior's Way looks far cooler....

Brian Barajas on Jul 23, 2009

54

Ive sent the info about the trailer, why there isnt even a note? πŸ™

Vithren on Jul 23, 2009

55

I Play Ninja Gaiden and Ninja Gaiden 2 for fun and wonder when will i ever see a movie even remotley close, God damn! that looked awesome!

NeoSlyfer on Jul 23, 2009

56

am i the only one that thinks this could be a really good video game?? that movie is going to be awesome!! but most likely it will be an hour and a half

chino on Jul 23, 2009

57

WHOA!

Dee on Jul 23, 2009

58

i guess there is no impressing people anymore Jesus Christ this look awesome yet people bitch lol

nelson on Jul 23, 2009

59

I must say I'm still with the practice video - it was cool since it's real action... I don't know, the action sequence were well practiced and executed but I think the weapons' CGI didn't deliver as they should I guess...

miracle disease on Jul 23, 2009

60

What, no Chris Farley? He was the freakin Beverly Hills Ninja after all? Yes, he's dead, but CGI being what it is, he couldn't do a walk-on? EPIC FAIL So, if the dudes name is Rain and he has a little brother, is his name Drizzle? I keed I keed. Ninjas are cool and this looks decent. I'm a child of the 80's, so I'm no stranger to ninja flicks. Go Lucinda Dickey! (Ninja 3: The Domination, for you born in the 90's and later)

DLM Entertainment on Jul 23, 2009

61

So excited I even have to post again! SO STOKED!

Brandon on Jul 23, 2009

62

the plot sounds exactly like hitman, but with swords instead of guns

Jon on Jul 23, 2009

63

hahaha..I am with you #30 Aaron... Is this going to be 3D or something.. with all the knives, stars, kitana, etc flying at the screen?????? That aside.. GORGEOUS... looking forward to it

Dusty on Jul 23, 2009

64

This looks like G.I Joe but with ninjas. Lots of CGI and no real fighting. Pass

Shige on Jul 23, 2009

65

CGI looked very horrible. Don't try too hard I guess.

felix on Jul 23, 2009

66

you did not put up the new poster here it is http://www.kungfucinema.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/9262-02.jpg

tazz on Jul 23, 2009

67

"must watch" your taste in trailers is that of a 10yr old boy

loci on Jul 23, 2009

68

@47, i agree!

Eric on Jul 23, 2009

69

eh... that was GGRRRREEEEAAAATTTTTT!!!!!!! AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

NINJA ENTHUSIAST on Jul 23, 2009

70

Disappointing trailer. I really have no clue what the storyline is about. Here's what we know: Man gets raised by Ninjas. Man betrays Ninjas... That's it? C'mon Alex. Don't get excited yet. This isn't anything we haven't seen in an eighties Ninja film.

Quanah on Jul 23, 2009

71

Tampax Pearl: The Movie = Awesome!

Mat on Jul 23, 2009

72

The trailer looks amazing!! can't wait to see this movie.

zerix on Jul 23, 2009

73

At the beginning after the scenes as a kid and the screen went black I expected him to scream "FOR SPARTA!!!!" and then all of a sudden it was like watching Jet Li and Jason Bournes love child coated in a mess of explosions and terrible CGI. But I love Ninjas so it looks like a no brainer for a pizza and beer dvd session.

Daniel Sharp on Jul 23, 2009

74

Way too much CGI

j on Jul 23, 2009

75

insane yes, awesome we will see. I love a good ninja movie. top 3 - Super Ninjas, Shaolin Vs. Ninja, Shinobi. the worst are to numerous to mention.

karl on Jul 23, 2009

76

Ninja bazoookas! Late night tv viewing if I ever seen it, but in a good way.

Crapola on Jul 24, 2009

77

Eh, I dunno, I was psyched to see this trailer, but some of this stuff LOOKS like it's CGI, and that's never a good thing. If you're gonna go this extreme, you have to do a better job with the CGI, in my opinion.

Andrew on Jul 24, 2009

78

HI-DEF TRAILER ONLINE: http://cinemabeacon.blogspot.com/2009/07/fun-with-weapons.html

Manfred Powell on Jul 24, 2009

79

I tend to find I'm less fussed about CGI than some people - there are plenty of other fake-looking practical effects, but you just ignore them and suspend your disbelief for a little while. That's the magic of the movies. Personally, I think it's great that the movie mixes intense fight choreography with digital effects. You get to combine the raw visceral thrill of physical fights with the visual beauty of well-composed cinematography. I think this fusion of styles has the potential to breed a new style of action imagery. It looks amazing.

Manfred Powell on Jul 24, 2009

80

Oh, and the Wachowskis directed the action scenes in this, so you know they will be amazing. Early word is that the action in this makes the House of Blue Leaves fight in Kill Bill: Vol.1 look positively pedestrian. Can't wait.

Manfred Powell on Jul 24, 2009

81

...if you're an action "quality action" movie lover...like me, you'll say: fuuuuuck yeeeeeah baby. ...if you're an "sophisticated" movie critic that likes "other" movies you'll say: bleah! gtfo. Either way, i don;t give a fuck i want this movie out...i need a good action movie with swords and matrix effect n all that sick shit (that others find imature and ..pathetic). Need this boost.

jackiebeaver on Jul 24, 2009

82

Alex Billington has seen it and says he loved it! The early screening reviews have all been positive! The movie looks amazing!

Rashad on Jul 24, 2009

83

Is this the same Rain we're talking about who danced-off with Stephen Colbert? "RAAAAAAIIIIIIINNNN!" lol. I love this trailer!

Penny J on Jul 24, 2009

84

The very same, Penny πŸ˜€

Manfred Powell on Jul 24, 2009

85

Where's Micheal Dutikoff and Micheal ParΓ©....is this 1986?

Lazarus from Sparta!!!! on Jul 24, 2009

86

Rain as an actor : great Rain as a singer : boring Why am I not casted in this film? Hollywoood liberals!

Stephen Colbert on Jul 25, 2009

87

Rain as an overall performer : outstanding. ..and you can't deny that!

chris on Jul 25, 2009

88

At 1:25 in the trailer... is so awsome!!!!! That ninja is so freaky fast!

me on Jul 26, 2009

89

OMG! OMG!! OMG!!! RAIN is the fucking man!!!

James R. on Jul 26, 2009

90

looks beastly but it wouldn't work for me on here had to resort to youtube

neonblue120 on Jul 27, 2009

91

Fucking YES! That looks awesome!

felix on Jul 27, 2009

92

NINJA GAIDEN?

Chris on Jul 28, 2009

93

Pretty badass.

Fisherr on Jul 29, 2009

94

Ah Bi, you do us proud. Looking good!

Jerome on Jul 29, 2009

95

it looked pretty cool til they showed the ninja dude all grown up with his long lucious hair like keano reeves, and cgi doesnt make the movie good it should onlybe used when necessary, i think my dick can make a better ninja movie than this, no offense, but ill still watch it when it comes out on dvd

adrian on Jul 29, 2009

96

Looks like they've thrown a thousand cliches into one movie. Unimpressed. I have the distinct feeling I've seen it all before at sometime, somewhere. Might check it out on DVD....maybe.

God on Aug 1, 2009

97

God Damn.... SHO KOSUGI!!! Now that I know he's in this film I'll definitely watch this. I loved Enter The Ninja and Revenge of The Ninja growing up!!!

gargamel27 on Aug 3, 2009

98

Looks not insanely awesome... but watchable.

meatcarnage on Aug 4, 2009

99

They had me at SHO KOSUGI! He was the man nearly 30 years ago and he's clearly still the man. Looking forward to seeing the master ninja back on the screen.

Ninja on Aug 13, 2009

100

Wow, the visuals look awesome!

brian on Aug 14, 2009

101

Go. Rain~ This trailer looks great !!

chris on Aug 20, 2009

102

i think i might be concerned about the ninja from some of the story. it was cool. the trailer so breathtakingly. i know you now is the asia tour concert in Japan, wish you pleasant in Japan!

ism on Aug 29, 2009

103

the narrator sounds like the Viceroy from the Star WArs prequel.

T-Man on Aug 29, 2009

104

Oh sht! Is that Sho Kosugi I see getting cut by chain knife? Wicked......I haven't seen him since his 80's ninja movies!

Stephen on Oct 16, 2009

105

Finally! A hollywood movie starring Asians! I hope this does well at the box office - ALL ASIANS NEED TO WATCH THIS! Then maybe Hollywood will wise up and cast more Asians in leading roles!!!!

HweiYeePtoo on Nov 24, 2009

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