Warner Brothers have been pretty tight-lipped about the upcoming Wachowski Brothers/James McTeigue action flick Ninja Assassin so far, but this week at the San Diego Comic Con they’ve finally tipped their hand by unveiling the very first trailer over at MTV. This is the same team who brought us V For Vendetta, and this time they’re telling the story of a shadowy killer who seeks revenge on the Clan that trained him.
The movie features Korean pop star Rain in the lead role, and he looks like anything but a pop star here as he is covered in blood wielding all kinds of shiny weaponry and pushing his body to the limit. I trust the Wachowskis to offer some decent eye candy and impressive action set pieces, but my main concern is the use of flashy CG effects. If a movie like this is selling itself on how hardcore it is, it will unfortunately have to compete with stuff like Ong Bak 2 and Chocolate. Hopefully they can find a good balance between the high-tech tricks and back to basics martial arts stuff. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think. Ninja Assassin hits theatres on November 25th.