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Wachowski Brothers' Ninja Assassin Being Cut in Ravenswood

By Rob Christopher in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 14, 2008 5:37PM

2008_07_Green_Eyed_Ninja.jpgFrankly we don't know anyone who saw Speed Racer, the Wachowski Brothers' computer candy summer flick. Did anyone? The would-be Tron for a new generation has been a big hurt for the filmmakers behind The Matrix: according to boxofficemojo the movie has grossed only $43 million to date despite a production budget of $120 million.

But the brothers haven't let it slow them down. REEL Chicago reports that their new project Ninja Assassin, which was shot earlier this year in Germany, is being finished at their brand spankin' new facility at 5645 N. Ravenswood. That's right. Their new digs are just about where you'd least expect them, and that's the way they want it. The filmmakers tend to be tight-lipped about what goes on behind the scenes, but you can bet that a hefty portion of the movie's $50 million budget is going towards the editing, compositing and special effects being done at the new facility. The movie is set for release in January.

To get back to Tron for a second: the Music Box is showing it in 70mm on Saturday. We are so there.

Green Eyed Ninja by orvaratli