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2.29.2008

is the rain ninja movie really ninja scroll?

Anime is so hot right now. Or rather, anime being turned into live-action Hollywood movies. That's really hot. In addition to the Speed Racer, Dragonball and Akira movies that are all currently in the works, it looks like we might be seeing a Ninja Scroll movie too.

Remember that Rain Ninja Movie I mentioned earlier this month? It stars Korean pop star Rain, produced by the Wachowski brothers, and directed by James McTeigue, who did V for Vendetta. They're calling it Ninja Assassin, but it looks like there could be more to it than that: Is the Wachowski Brothers' Ninja Assassin Actually a Live Action Ninja Scroll Movie?

The character names in this open casting call just all happen to be characters from Yoshiaki Kawajin's 1993 anime film Ninja Scroll, indicating a strong possibility that this is indeed a live action remake. Very sly, Rain.