Korea’s Rain Turns Wachowski Ninja

South Korean pop star Rain has landed the lead role in “Ninja Assassin”, the first post-“Speed Racer” project of the Wachowski siblings (“The Matrix” trilogy) reports Variety.

Announced at a press conference in Seoul yesterday, no further word is out as yet on the story details though shooting will run from March to July in Berlin.

The production will use the same setup as 2006’s “V for Vendetta” with the Wachowski’s and Joel Silver producing, and helmer James McTeigue likely to direct.

Also known by his real name Jung Ji-hoon, Rain’s first leading role was in Park Chan-wook’s 2007 effort “I’m a Cyborg, but That’s OK” and has a supporting role in the upcoming “Speed Racer”.