EXCLUSIVE: ‘Ninja Assassin’ Poster Debut Leaps Into Action

You want to see “Ninja Assassin.” You may not know it yet, but that title should be enough to sell you. A sure-footed nod to the hundreds of campy martial arts flicks that came before it, in actuality director James McTeigue’s (“V for Vendetta”) latest is a stylish, digital effects-laden adrenaline blast. Then again, I would expect nothing less from a movie produced by Joel Silver and the Wachowski Brothers, a group previously responsible for “Speed Racer” and the “Matrix” trilogy.

The story follows a young man named Raizo (Rain), kidnapped as a child by the shadowy Ozunu Clan. Trained to kill with blinding speed and no hesitation, Raizo grows up to be the world’s deadliest assassin. And to think I wanted to be an astronaut! As is always the danger with shadowy ninja clans, Raizo is eventually betrayed by those who trained him. After spending a few years in hiding, he emerges to exact his bloody revenge. Oh yes, bloody revenge. Hit the jump to check out our EXCLUSIVE poster debut.