"Ninja Assassin" a live action adaptation of "Ninja Scroll"??
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Posted 3/18/08 , edited 3/18/08
There are rumors online that the Wachowski brothers' new action film Ninja Assassin, with Rain as the lead character, is a live action adaptation of anime Ninja Scroll!

"The Wachowski’s upcoming Ninja Assasin project featuring Korean Popstar Rain and to be lead by V For Vendetta director James McTeigue looked to have potential simply based on the players involved and the directly silly title. Now it looks like this might be a cover for a different movie. Ninja Scroll.

We get an update via Variety:

Oddly enough, the names of the characters in the cast list seem to coincide with the names of the characters from Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s 1993 anime film Ninja Scroll! Is Ninja Assassin actually a live action remake of Ninja Scroll? It seems like a distinct possibility, given that the Wachowskis have often referred to this movie as one of their inspirations for The Matrix, and we can assume this would probably be a dream project of theirs."

- credit: themovieblog.com

here's the link to the open casting call:
http://www.freebasemedia.com/ninja/castingcall.htm


Some say it might be a prequel or that Ninja Assassin was just inspired by Ninja Scroll and kept the lead character's name the same (Jubei) since in the casting call they are looking for a teenage Jubei


who knows, but i am definitely looking forward to it
Posted 3/18/08

ablanco0307 wrote:

There are rumors online that the Wachowski brothers' new action film Ninja Assassin, with Rain as the lead character, is a live action adaptation of anime Ninja Scroll!

"The Wachowski’s upcoming Ninja Assasin project featuring Korean Popstar Rain and to be lead by V For Vendetta director James McTeigue looked to have potential simply based on the players involved and the directly silly title. Now it looks like this might be a cover for a different movie. Ninja Scroll.

We get an update via Variety:

Oddly enough, the names of the characters in the cast list seem to coincide with the names of the characters from Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s 1993 anime film Ninja Scroll! Is Ninja Assassin actually a live action remake of Ninja Scroll? It seems like a distinct possibility, given that the Wachowskis have often referred to this movie as one of their inspirations for The Matrix, and we can assume this would probably be a dream project of theirs."

- credit: themovieblog.com

here's the link to the open casting call:
http://www.freebasemedia.com/ninja/castingcall.htm


Some say it might a prequel or that Ninja Assassin was just inspired by Ninja Scroll and kept the lead character's name the same (Jubei) since in the casting call they are looking for a teenage Jubei


who knows, but i am definitely looking forward to it :D


well it sounds interesting, though i would say it would be better to just let us know of when the film would be released
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Posted 3/18/08
well given that the Wachowski brothers are behind it im fairly sure that it will be a pretty good move th only concern is if they follow the original story
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Posted 3/18/08
Has it got the 8 devils? If it can do a real good job portaying these guys (and gals) with all their special abilities, that would ROCK!!!
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better be historically accurate and junk IF ITS NOT IMA BE MAD cuz america suxors
Posted 4/30/08
That sounds great...hopefully it will follow the story though...
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