Must Watch: First Insanely Awesome Ninja Assassin Trailer!

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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  • DdoubleRS
    WoW that looks wicked.
  • whomever
  • zetsu
    that was pretty fucking cool.
  • ?????
    yes please!
  • darren
    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
  • AWE
    next 300
  • Shaun
    Looks pretty cool. The slo mo cgi actually looks decent. Makes me really want to see a Ninja Scroll movie tho.
  • tankmaster
  • link1983
    I'm Excited
  • malax
    wth.. im just looking at a black screen.. for american eyes only?
  • darren
    @10 no i'm in canada and i could see it although it was kinda dark for me
  • Brandon
    EPIC! Everything I hoped for and more. #10 It takes a few seconds to load.
  • James
    Hm...I think the trailer sucks actually. The stunt practice vid was much more impressive. I'm actually kind of disappointed.
  • cmygun6
    i too also feel very disappointed
  • Morris
    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!
  • ass
    fucking beautiful!
  • #10 Me too :( I'm so fucking exited for this trailer. I wan't to see it! So... why the black screen?
  • "the brilliant V for Vendetta" wtf
  • Siccccccck!
  • movieboy
    this was great been waiting for this trailer too long but it delivered
  • Trey
    #14 I was dark and the stunt practice footage looked alot better...but I will still see it
  • Andrew
    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.
  • Dreckent
  • darkone
    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.
  • AdamKing
    @10 and @11 just press f5 and the next time it works, it did on my lame machine so theres hope^^
  • ME
    pretty nice....
  • Hellboy
    can we knw wht trailers are expected before comic con ends??????
  • Felix
    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(?)).
    That looks ridiculous, but I wonder if the throwing stars and stuff will be getting old by the end.
  • Aaron
  • darren
    @28 lmao, Transformers 2 was an awesome Ninja movie!!!
  • ChrisUK
    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!
  • mrmr
  • jp
    this movie is gonna be kick ass
  • eric
  • RandyG
    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?
  • Dan W
    The second I saw guns and explosions I was dissapointed.
  • Matt Suhu
    wow...after reading the title, i was gonna ask why is this "insanely awesome," but now i understand. nice.
  • Cody
    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 just cant go wrong there.
  • nate
    Holy facking a$$ crackers! This looks awesome!
  • SillySil
    Go Bi!
    This looks cool.............
  • Alfredo
    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
  • Joshi
    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.
  • Jaf
    Trailer was boss, although either Rain really did get good at English or he practiced perfecting his lines for hours.
  • ArchAdams
    Looks more stupid then G.I. Joe!
  • Robbie
    I just saw some badass shit!
  • Sabes
    Wow, am I the only one who wasn't impressed by this and the crappy CGI? lol
  • lego
    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
  • darren
    @46 Nothing can look more stupid than Gi Joe except the sequel to G.I joe
  • Terry Lee
    RAIIIINNNNN!!!!!!! This looks good.
  • Big Red Moose
    This looks a little corny...and also like they either are intending to show it in 3D or intended. Either way, definitly a rental.
  • Brian Barajas
    mmmmmmmmmmmmmm i dunno, looks pretty typical to me. The Warrior's Way looks far cooler....
  • Ive sent the info about the trailer, why there isnt even a note? :(
  • NeoSlyfer
    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!
  • chino
    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
  • Dee
  • nelson
    i guess there is no impressing people anymore Jesus Christ this look awesome yet people bitch lol
  • miracle disease
    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...
  • 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)
  • Brandon
    So excited I even have to post again! SO STOKED!
  • Jon
    the plot sounds exactly like hitman, but with swords instead of guns
  • Dusty
    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
  • Shige
    This looks like G.I Joe but with ninjas. Lots of CGI and no real fighting. Pass
  • felix
    CGI looked very horrible. Don't try too hard I guess.
  • tazz
    you did not put up the new poster here it is
  • loci
    "must watch" your taste in trailers is that of a 10yr old boy
  • Eric
    @47, i agree!
  • Quanah
    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.
  • Mat
    Tampax Pearl: The Movie = Awesome!
  • zerix
    The trailer looks amazing!! can't wait to see this movie.
  • Daniel Sharp
    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.
  • j
    Way too much CGI
  • karl
    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.
  • Ninja bazoookas! Late night tv viewing if I ever seen it, but in a good way.
  • Andrew
    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.
  • Manfred Powell
  • Manfred Powell
    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
    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.
  • jackiebeaver
    ...if you're an action "quality action" movie 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.
  • Rashad
    Alex Billington has seen it and says he loved it! The early screening reviews have all been positive! The movie looks amazing!
  • Penny J
    Is this the same Rain we're talking about who danced-off with Stephen Colbert? "RAAAAAAIIIIIIINNNN!" lol. I love this trailer!
  • Manfred Powell
    The very same, Penny 😀
  • Lazarus from Sparta!!!!
    Where's Micheal Dutikoff and Micheal Paré this 1986?
  • Stephen Colbert
    Rain as an actor : great Rain as a singer : boring Why am I not casted in this film? Hollywoood liberals!
  • chris
    Rain as an overall performer : outstanding. ..and you can't deny that!
  • me
    At 1:25 in the trailer... is so awsome!!!!! That ninja is so freaky fast!
  • James R.
    OMG! OMG!! OMG!!! RAIN is the fucking man!!!
  • neonblue120
    looks beastly but it wouldn't work for me on here had to resort to youtube
  • felix
    Fucking YES! That looks awesome!
  • Chris
  • Fisherr
    Pretty badass.
  • Jerome
    Ah Bi, you do us proud. Looking good!
  • adrian
    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
  • God
    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.
  • gargamel27
    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!!!
  • meatcarnage
    Looks not insanely awesome... but watchable.
  • Ninja
    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.
  • brian
    Wow, the visuals look awesome!
  • chris
    Go. Rain~ This trailer looks great !!
  • ism
    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!
  • the narrator sounds like the Viceroy from the Star WArs prequel.
  • Stephen
    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!
  • HweiYeePtoo
    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!!!!




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