Check This Out: Awesome Fight Training Video for Ninja Assassin

January 5, 2009
Source: SlashFilm

Ninja Assassin

While we patiently wait to see the first trailer for James McTeigue's Ninja Assassin, we've got some behind-the-scenes footage to help keep our appetite whet. This video originally comes from our friends over at SlashFilm. Considering I'm one of the few supporters of this movie, I'm excited to feature this today. This video shows Korean actor Rain training with 87 Eleven, the stunt team behind Matrix, 300, Watchmen, and the Bourne movies. I also love watching this because it shows me why I admire actors like Rain so much - they can do something I could never do, no matter how much training I had. Just watch!

If you're looking for the best parts of this video, there is a badass fight scene that starts at about 1:31 into it. There's also another really cool one-on-one fight that starts at about 3:02. Sit back and enjoy!

Watch the fighting training video for Ninja Assassin:

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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.

Ninja Assassin is directed by Australian filmmaker James McTeigue, who worked as second unit director under the Wachowskis on the Matrix trilogy before directing V for Vendetta on his own. The story was developed by newcomer Matthew Sand and the screenplay was written by both Sand and J. Michael Straczynski ("Babylon 5", Changeling, World War Z). Joel Silver and the Wachowskis are producing. Warner Brothers will debut Ninja Assassin in theaters sometime in mid-to-late 2009.

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Reader Feedback - 27 Comments


I would LOVE to view the video... if it played

Kent on Jan 5, 2009


Would love to watch it... if it worked.

Kent on Jan 5, 2009



bltzie on Jan 5, 2009


Awesome video! (if it worked)

justsomeone on Jan 5, 2009


that is amazing stuff!! I loved the sliding along the floor moves! Please, please, please do not ruin this movie by using Bourne style hyper editing!!! It needs to be HK style long takes for most of the fighting...with slightly faster edits as to build up the fights to their climaxes. Thankfully McTeigue didn't use hyper editing in V or his 2nd unit work!

ChrisUK on Jan 5, 2009


cool stuff..thx 4 the vid

BaDGuY on Jan 5, 2009


Looks awesome. Who needs to edit anything

TIm on Jan 5, 2009


i'm scared

harlem shake on Jan 5, 2009


wow.. can't wait to see the trailer! used to be a big ninja fan, so bring it on..

malax on Jan 5, 2009


Holy crap, I'm sorry I didn't realize it wasn't working! Just fixed it - check it now. It works! 🙂

Alex Billington on Jan 5, 2009


as long as theres actual blood and gore then this got me sold

Cody on Jan 5, 2009


when is the trailer coming out.

darrin on Jan 5, 2009


I'm sold!!! This is some cutting edge, parkour kung fu...

Max on Jan 5, 2009


i'm not saying that vid was boring, but the most exciting part was rain skiding on his knees

fanboy d on Jan 5, 2009


Go Bi!!

SillySil on Jan 5, 2009


I saw the clips at Comic-Con, this i gonna be the most badass ninja movie ever. Hands down. What we saw was super violent, super cool, and super fun. Trust me on this one.

Andy Adair on Jan 6, 2009


Probably the coolest thing you guys have ever posted.

Mr. Wizard on Jan 6, 2009


poster full of blood ... I can not wait to see ... but long ago .... than all hope film will succeed and especially Rain

ju on Jan 6, 2009


holy crap i think i just messed my pants.... thats how awesome this fighting looks. I dont even care I dont know what it's about. Rain is one of my favorite actors, and this will most certainly be a good movie.

Eric on Jan 7, 2009


Rain is truly amazing! He works incredibly hard and masters everything he sets out to do! I think I was equally floored when he mastered Swiss yodeling for the Cyborg movie! He can do a high action part like this, but he can also do serious dramatic acting like in his TV series A Love to Kill or broad comedy like in the TV series Full House and in Sangdoo (which was a mix of comedy and tragedy). In addition to his talents he has a fun personality and is known for gestures of kindness/charity maybe because he knows what is means to go through really hard times. Really a celebrity worth respecting and supporting.

isilvalie on Jan 7, 2009


omG rain is so hot. i luved him in speed racer and i can't wait to see this. he has the best dance moves ever and best voice 🙂

leona on Jan 15, 2009


We are totally in love with (Bi) Rain.All the dramas he was a part of and his music are totally awesome. We are huge fans of his backup dancers. Love them, great moves. We are awaiting the release of this movie. Where do we go to buy it now....We want at least two copies each...Wish your new movie much success and hope you make many more...Don't forget to eat, we worry about you..We are also proud owners of many Rain produces....Saranghae Rain

erika and connie on Jan 19, 2009


freaaaackkin cool

buooy on Jun 25, 2009


god. DAMN!!! that settles it. ninjas are way cooler than pirates.

adi000 on Aug 7, 2009



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