New Video Interview: Ninja Assassin Director James McTeigue
by Alex Billington
November 20, 2009
Hitting theaters next week for Thanksgiving is the most badass action-packed ninja movie you'll see this year - Ninja Asssassin. It's directed by James McTeigue, who got his start working as the Assistant Director for the Wachowski Brothers on The Matrix, then spun off and directed V for Vendetta on his own. Now he's back with his second movie, Ninja Asssassin, and it's awesome (I've seen it a few times and love it). A few months back, Warner Bros invited me to interview McTeigue while he was in Austin at Fantastic Fest. In promotion of the release next week, here's my interview with James, which went incredibly well.
Watch my video interview with Ninja Assassin director James McTeigue:
I've been a big fan of McTeigue ever since I first saw V for Vendetta (which is one of my all-time favorite movies) and have been excited to talk to him for a long time. I think he's a fantastic director with a lot of potential and a unique style. Ninja Assassin may get some flack for its poor story, but blame the writers, not McTeigue. In fact, I think he did a great job with the script and budget he had, and delivered one hell of an action-packed, bloody, and entertaining movie. And if you're wondering why the blood is so stylized, well, that's one question he answers in this. Ninja Assassin hit theaters everywhere on November 25th. See it!
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
wooohoo! as an aspiring korean american entertainer, i am totally excited to see koreans finally getting a starring role in a hollywood film. also a big v for vendetta fan! definitley gonna watch this
Timo on Nov 20, 2009
I'd prefer to have it in type. Not a diss, I just have a problem that I can't overcome when I watch them in video format.
Tristan on Nov 21, 2009
This film looks full on and I am looking forward to seeing it, McTeigue is talented director.
d1rEct on Nov 21, 2009
Future career path is long, and I wish you good luck. prayer for you.
ye on Nov 21, 2009
I liked the interview with James Mc Teigue, look forward to here more about the Ravon in the Future 🙂
Cineprog on Nov 21, 2009
I'm not as obsessed with Rain as my K-pop obssessed friends are (and yeah they are dragging me along to see this movie) but I can't say that I'm not excited about it. I mean it's a movie called "Ninja Assassin." How could I not want to see it?
SkaOreo on Nov 21, 2009
Really good interview. I like when they are sincere - you seem to get them to say what's on their mind.
MgbPeregrine on Nov 22, 2009
YEAH!!! want to watch that movie!!! rain is there.... I'm an avid fan of him... And I'm so happy he has a movie ...upcoming movie... ninja assassin... You rock!!!
Leilani on Nov 23, 2009
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