This interview was done with Rain about his character Raizo in the action film Ninja Assassin. He discusses the challenges of the project, the training regimen, the weapons of the film, the story, the relationship between Raizo and Ozunu, Naomie Harris' character Mika, director James McTeigue, and Sho Kosugi. Footage used with permission of Warner Bros Pictures.
Raizo is one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them...and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge. In Berlin, Europol agent Mika Coretti has stumbled upon a money trail linking several political murders to an underground network of untraceable assassins from the Far East. Defying the orders of her superior, Ryan Maslow, Mika digs into top secret agency files to learn the truth behind the murders. Her investigation makes her a target, and the Ozunu Clan sends a team of killers, led by the lethal Takeshi, to silence her forever. Raizo saves Mika from her attackers, but he knows that the Clan will not rest until they are both eliminated. Now, entangled in a deadly game of cat and mouse through the streets of Europe, Raizo and Mika must trust one another if they hope to survive and finally bring down the elusive Ozunu Clan.
Ninja Assassin is directed by James McTeigue and stars Rain , Naomie Harris, Ben Miles, Rick Yune, and Naomie Harris.
The movie slams into theaters this coming Friday, November 25th.