Ninja 2 is the greatest Cannon Film never made. Isaac Florentine & Scott Adkins are unstoppable.
Film has more fights than you’ve seen in a movie since The Raid.
All the asses were kicked. Bring on Undisputed IV.
Thanks to Scott, co-star and crew for making Ninja: Shadow of a Tear so damn fun to watch.
Ninja Shadow Of A Tear is scheduled to premiere at the 2013 Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas on September 19-26.
Director Isaac Florentine’s Ninja sequel is a lean, mean, action-packed film. The plot is basic but unobtrusive and the fight sequences flow naturally and abundantly. Scott Adkins is at the top of his game, as graceful and athletic as ever, with flying spin kicks and flurries of punches that seem effortless. He is a one-man army, wreaking havoc all over Asia in his quest for vengeance. The fights are extraordinary, with camera placement, slow-motion sequences and editing that bests almost any big budget Hollywood action. Fans will not be disappointed; this is a straight-up, hard-hitting action film and some of the best work we’ve ever seen from both Florentine and Adkins.
Plot: Casey Bowman has finally settled down. He’s happily married to Namiko (who is pregnant with their first child), living in Japan and teaching at the Koga dojo. While buying her a present, Casey is attacked by two punks. He shrugs it off, assuming it to be a simple mugging. But when Namiko is brutally murdered later that same night, Casey’s world falls apart. Stricken with grief and thirsty for revenge, Casey tracks down the two thugs who tried to rob him, but they can’t provide him with any clues to his wife’s murder. So Casey travels to Thailand, to the dojo of a close friend. His grief and anger are taking control of him and he lashes out while sparring with other students. When one of the students is killed in the same way as Namiko, Casey finally gets the clues he needs to track down his wife’s killer and unravel a mystery of grudges deep in the Burmese jungle.
Scott Adkins fans were waiting and asking for the release of the next Undisputed movie, but producers green lighted a sequel to his another action Ninja, which attacked US screens in 2009 and was met not so enthusiastically, where Scott played a western ninja Casey asked by the Sensei to return to New York from Japan to protect the legendary Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Koga Ninja.
And after the movie final fight Ninja then quickly disappeared, without a trace. But in October 2012 it was rumoured that principal photography of Ninja 2 is set to start on January 14th in Thailand. Ninjas were always a popular topic in movie world, so probably producers decided to try another luck with shurikens and swords in 2013.
But wait! How about the Undisputed 4 movie? In his interview to the Craveonline website Adkins claimed the Undisputed franchise for Boyka.
“For me, I would want to call it Boyka: Undisputed IV because now it’s out of the jail setting,” Adkins said. “Boyka’s out of prison. It’s onto the next step of his life. I think people know the character Boyka so well now anyway that you could just go Boyka: Undisputed IV.” But what kind of fighter is tough enough to face Boyka? “I’ve got some ideas of who I’d like to see in a film as the main villain, but I don’t want to say yet. I don’t want to say just in case things change. I need the green light”. “We’ve got a script and I’d hope to do it next year, but ultimately it’s not up to me.”
Pre-production is well underway and Adkins has to finish with Ninja warrior first and than get to the filming of Undisputed 4… Only if you will support his movies by purchasing them instead of illegal downloading, because this time every dollar counts if you badly want to see Boyka again on the screen.
But let’s get back to invisible warriors…
First photos of Ninja 2 appeared in the beginning of January where Scott Adkins together with Tim Man and stunt team. By the way the action director Isaac Florentine returns to the directors chair.
Plot: Fight everyone and trust no one: it’s the code of survival practiced by martial-arts master Casey Bowman after his life of domestic bliss is shattered by a savage act of violence. Vowing revenge, the fearless American stealthily tracks the killer from Osaka to Bangkok to Rangoon with the help of a wise and crafty sensei. His only clues: a series of victims whose necks bear the distinctive mark of strangulation by barbed wire. Fighting to avenge as well as to survive, Casey must sharpen his razor-like responses and take his battle skills to the next level, even using deep meditation to fake his own death. His target: the sinister drug lord Goro, who is flooding the streets with deadly meth cooked at his remote jungle factory. To prepare for his ultimate confrontation, Casey must finally become an invisible warrior worthy of the name Ninja. But just when his prey is cornered, an unexpected twist shows Casey that his battle is only beginning: he truly can trust no one.
Source: scottadkins.com, Craveonline.com