Sit right down folks and prepare yourself for some badass ninja action — the likes of which you haven’t seen in a long while. That is, unless you went and saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine last weekend.
For those who did see Wolverine, you may have been impressed with some of the awesome stuntery of Scott Adkins, the martial artist turned actor who played the ‘roided up version of Deadpool (also known as Weapon XI) toward the end of the film. Don’t worry, this isn’t a spoiler — there are shots of his epic fight scene with Wolverine and Sabretooth in the trailer. Either way, its a badass scene with some awesome fighting from Mr. Adkins.
As it turns out, Adkins is not only playing hybrid mutants these days, he’s also suiting up ninja style for director Isaac Florentine (Undisputed II: Last Man Standing) in the aptly named action film Ninja — not to be confused with the Warner Bros. production Ninja Assassin, starring Korean pop star Rain.
From Millenium Films, the same studio that brought us Rambo, Ninja tells the story of a westerner named Casey (Adkins) who is studying Ninjutsu in Japan before he is asked back to New York City by his Sensei to protect the legendary Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Koga Ninja.
You can check out the trailer below, which is more than just a little badass if you ask me. Thanks to FSR Reader Action Fan for sending this along. Ninja is scheduled to come out sometime in 2009. As well, I’ve included several images from the film below the trailer.
What do you think of the first trailer for Ninja?