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Yune hunts Ninja

05.02.2008

Rick Yune (FAST AND THE FURIOUS) has been cast as the antagonist in NINJA ASSASSIN, which is shaping up to be one of next year's cooler films. Naomi Harris (MIAMI VICE) is also onboard the film, which is produced by the Wachowskis.

The martial arts extravaganza stars Korean actor-singer Rain (SPEED RACER) as a man brought up in an orphanage functioning as a ninja farm. The man turns his back on his tradition to make his way in the modern world, which brings him into conflict with a ninja (Yune) from the clan.

"Not to give too much away, (but) my character stays within what he was brought up with, and they go up against each other... I'm not a heavy. The characters are ninjas, they are assassins, and there's this mix of morality the Wachowskis are exploring."


Ninjas are like cyborgs in that no matter what the story is; you put them on screen and you've got gold. It literally doesn't matter if you've got a third act that revolves around herpes or the world's longest techno song, so long as you've got a dude in all black stabbing a son of a bitch with a wakizashi, it's all good.
Extra Tidbit: Yune recently departed the STREET FIGHTER movie, where he was to play Gen.

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6:03PM on 05/07/2008
Ninjas aren't always great. The ninjas in 'You Only Live Twice' were downright terrible.
Ninjas aren't always great. The ninjas in 'You Only Live Twice' were downright terrible.
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8:25PM on 05/02/2008
Interesting to see Rain in wider release American movies. His music isn't great, but he was a hell of a lot of fun in I'm a Cyborg but That's Okay.
Interesting to see Rain in wider release American movies. His music isn't great, but he was a hell of a lot of fun in I'm a Cyborg but That's Okay.
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4:37PM on 05/02/2008
I remember Rick Yune's appearance in the fourth season premiere of ALIAS. Not the greatest actor in the world, but since it's a Ninja movie, I'll reserve my judgments until I see this.
I remember Rick Yune's appearance in the fourth season premiere of ALIAS. Not the greatest actor in the world, but since it's a Ninja movie, I'll reserve my judgments until I see this.
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