Michael Straczynski, writer of Clint Eastwood’s Changeling staring Angelina Jolie, recently spoke to AMC about how he came to write the script for Ninja Assassin for the Wachowski Brothers.
Q: You seem insanely busy.
A: You don’t know the half of it. About a month and a half ago I got a call from the Wachowski Brothers. I met with them and they had a draft for this movie called Ninja Assassin, which wasn’t at all where they wanted it to be. And they said, “We need a whole new script, and we go to camera in six weeks.” So I went home and put on a pot of coffee, and I wrote essentially a whole new script in 53 hours. When a friend calls you and says they’re in trouble, you do what you have to.
You can see some recent behind the scenes footage of Ninja Assassin by clicking here.