One flick we've been covering with a perma-grin is Seiji Chiba's energetic genre-bash ALIEN VS. NINJA. Fusing the cheesy charm of 50s B-monster movies with native martial arts tropes, Chiba's new flick has a bit more of a sense of humor than the recent run of J-horror outings have demonstrated. In short, this flick looks f*ckin' badass, and we finally got a sweet 3 minute trailer to further hype us up !
Starring Mika Hiiji, Shuuji Kashiwabara, Ben Hiura, Yuki Ogoe, Donpei Tsuchihira, and Masanori Mimoto - ALIEN VS. NINJA commences:
Once upon a time in Japan, where a band of great Ninja warriors was led by Yamata called Iga Ninja. One day they witness a flash in the sky and a roaring giant ball of fire crashes into the distant forest. The warriors rush into the deep woods in an attempt to identify the mysterious fireball. There, instead of finding predictable enemies, they are stunned to face never-seen-before creatures with claws and fangs, the aliens!
The hungry brutal aliens start to savage and feast on the Ninja warriors, leaving only a few to survive. Yamata and his warriors swear to avenge their comrades' deaths and risk their lives to challenge the aliens. However, none of the Ninja weapons, neither their swords nor their throwing stars, has any affect on the alien warriors. Now the Japanese greatest Iga Ninja face the biggest challenge ever!
Bloody, corny, frenetic...cop a look at the new trailer below to see what kind of fun this bad boy looks to offer!
ALIEN VS. NINJA hits Japanese screens later this year!