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.
Now I have to confess that I haven’t seen Ninja Scroll, however those friends of mine who are major anime fans always tell me that this is a “must watch”. This combined with the Wachowskis naming this as one of their inspirations for the action in The Matrix puts in on a high shelf. Especially for a movie I have yet to watch.
So if Ninja Assassin turns out to be the Blue Harvest name for a secret Ninja Scroll movie, would you be excited about it?