Written By: Ken Hulsey
Sources: JoBlo / Twitch / Avery Guerra
There is a natural evolution in sci fi, first there was cowboys vs dinosaurs, then came Bigfoot vs The Six-Million-Dollar Man, naturally after that Vikings vs Aliens, and now, logically, we have Alien vs Ninja.
It all ties together very nicely.
Honestly, I wonder why no one has come with the idea before? It seems like such a slam-dunk, like when Charles H. Schneer and Ray Harryhausen put cowboys and dinosaurs together for the 1969 film, "Valley of Gwangi", two box-office faves in one movie. Kinda like chocolate and peanut butter in a REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup.
"Your peanut butter is in my chocolate!" "Your cowboys are in my hidden dinosaur valley!"
"Your Alien monster is in the land of my forefathers, which dishonors them!"
Aliens and Ninjas.....an idea that is long overdo for sure.
Well, leave it to the Japanese to beat us to the punch on this one. Director Seiji Chiba is promising more over-the-top action, much like "Tokyo Gore Police" or "Robo-Geisha", this time though, possibly aimed at an American audience.
Indeed, the new Japanese production company, Sushi Typhoon, has gone out of their way to market 'AvN' towards the English speaking fans on this side of the Pacific, including creating an account on Twitter.
Here is the synopsis:
Once upon a time in Japan, there was a band of great Ninja warriors led by Yamata called Iga Ninja. One day they witness a flash in the sky and a roaring giant ball of fire crashes into the distant forest. The warriors rush into the deep woods in an attempt to identify the mysterious fireball. There, instead of finding predictable enemies, they are stunned to face never-seen-before creatures with claws and fangs, the aliens!
The hungry brutal aliens start to savage and feast on the Ninja warriors, leaving only a few to survive. Yamata and his warriors swear to avenge their comrades' deaths and risk their lives to challenge the aliens. However, none of the Ninja weapons, neither their swords nor their throwing stars, has any affect on the alien warriors. Now the Japanese greatest Iga Ninja face the biggest challenge ever!
From the brand-new poster, below, we can see that the Aliens in question more resemble Godzilla than the little grey dudes that kidnap people at night.
Which certainly will make for a better movie. The little grey guys wouldn't last long versus ninjas.
Masanori Mimoto, Shuji Kashiwabara, Donpei Tsuchihira, Mika Hiji, Yuki Ogoe and Ben Hiura all star in film, which is scheduled to be released later this year in Japan.
Look for an American studio to swoop up the rights for "AvN", so that they can make an "Alien vs Predator vs Ninjas" movie or something.
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