Ninja fans take heart! There’s a new movie out there, creatively titled Ninja Assassin, featuring everyone’s favorite hooded shuriken-flingers. But more than just an action movie, NA actually features some fascinating geeky tidbits:
2. It’s produced by the Wachowski Brothers, who need no introduction.
3. It was co-written by Babylon 5 maestro J. Michael Straczynzki. According to the movie’s Wikipedia page, J. Mike was hired to do a last-minute rewrite of the script, which he completed in just 53 hours.
4. Director James McTeigue had his directorial debut with V for Vendetta but served as assistant director for a number of science fiction blockbusters: the Matrix trilogy, Dark City and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. He’s currently on tap to direct a movie adaptation of Richard Morgan’s excellent Altered Carbon.
(Watch the trailer.)