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I just learned about a new martial arts movie that looks like it may be right up my alley thanks to a friend of mine who mentioned it in his Facebook status update earlier today.

Ninja Assassin - Fear not the weapon but the hand that wields it

Ninja Assassin - Fear not the weapon but the hand that wields it.

The movie is named Ninja Assassin, was produced by Legendary Pictures in 2009 and directed by James McTeigue who was nominated for Most Promising Director at Chicago Film Critics Association Awards in 2006 for his work on the cult classic V for Vendetta.

According to IMDB, the story follows a young ninja who turns his back on the orphanage that raised him to become an assassin, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.The films cast includes Naomie Harris, Rain, Stephen Marcus, Randall Duk Kim and Yuki Iwamoto.

Still from Ninja Assassin fight scene

Still image from Ninja Assassin fight scene

I fired up YouTube to find out what the hype was about and have to say that I was really impressed with the preview.

This movie seems to exhibit a classic cheesy storyline that’s tried and tested as well as a seemingly wicked soundtrack that compliments the action sequences very well.

I just hope that they did not blow 80% of the budget on title sequences and trailers. I would have shared the trailer here, but embedding has been disabled, so you’re going to have top wait till after the jump to see it.

Watch the Official Ninja Assassin HD Trailer

The official Ninja Assassin Movie website has more details about the movie as well as a host of downloads such as screensavers, desktop wallpapers and buddy icons as well as a nice large format poster.

Ninja Assassin Movie Poster

Ninja Assassin Original, Authentic, 27X40 Double-sided Movie Poster

I’ll let you know whether it’s worth watching once I have seen it. Otherwise, if you’ve seen it, please leave your thoughts about this in the comments. I’m a huge fan of martial arts movies both good and bad, so if you’d like to mention others that you think are worth viewing, then please do so, I’d appreciate it.

As always, please enjoy, share & have a nice day.