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Woo to direct modern day Ninja

JohnWoo.jpgJohn Woo's next film has some more details, as we hear that he's set to write and direct Ninja Gold, a film which comes from the mind of Warren Spector, the videogame create responsible for such titles as Deus Ex and Thief.

The story concentrates on the mixing of traditional Ninja warriors with modern day setting, and the Producer Terrance Chang elaborates slightly:

"The game concept is actually based on facts that the Yakuza and the Russian mob are involved in tons of gold being stolen in South Africa"

Through The Hollywood Reporter Spector says of the idea:

"The idea actually started with John Woo. He wanted to do something involving traditional ninjas in a modern-day setting, and the idea just resonated with me. I was intrigued with the idea of what happens when the traditional and the contemporary come into conflict."

The idea is somewhat different to usual Hollywood-videogame deals in that the concept was created with the idea of developing to both genres, and Woo and Spector wanted something that would work on both film and games.

Woo isn't a real stranger to this idea as he has developed a game Stranglehold based on the idea of a sequel to his film Hard Boiled, and the plan is to bring this to the big screen as well.

Sounds good, and anything that actually tries to marry the two ideas of games and films rather than just cheaply exploiting each other has got to be good, especially when story is at the fore and the talent of someone like John Woo is involved.





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