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Gangs of London
Evans and his fellow action directors are well aware that viewers are here for the copious violence, with homages to Sam Peckinpah, John Woo, and cult Hong Kong & Italian filmmakers The gangster angst is just the spice on the curry After all, greed, business, and rage are there to drive the fights and ridiculously[...]
John Woo/Joel Kinnaman Silent Action Film Looking For Buyer
John Woo is stepping back behind the director's chair for the first time in a very long time and bringing Joel Kinnaman with him The film is called Silent Night, and it is currently being shopped around Hollywood for a buyer The hook for this one is intriguing: a big action film like the ones[...]
“Face/Off” Reboot in Development from Paramount
What were initial reports of a remake of the 1997 John Woo classic Face/Off turned out actually to be a sequel for Paramount After the report from Deadline Hollywood, Simon Barrett, Wingard's writing partner, took to Twitter to clarify the nature of the project, "Adam clarifying things a bit on Instagram… Face/Off is a miraculous[...]
Comisery poster from Margin Films
You can thank John Woo and Chow Yun-Fat for that The John Wick movies wouldn't exist if they didn't make those Heroic Bloodshed movies of the 80s and 90s Quentin's first feature-length movie Shopping For Fangs featured a blonde-wigged hitwoman character inspired by Brigitte Lin's character in Wong Kar Wai's Chungking Express I just decided[...]
Christoph Waltz makes a deal in Most Dangerous Game, courtesy of Quibi.
John Woo's Hard Target did that with Jean-Claude Van Damme Even the recent Blumhouse movie The Hunt uses that premise for political commentary and satire. Liam Hemsworth and Christophe Waltz enter into a deadly deal in Most Dangerous Game, courtesy of Quibi. Quibi's version is an update of the original to 2020 set in Detroit It's written[...]
“Face/Off” Reboot in Development from Paramount
Paramount Pictures decided to reboot Face/Off, the 1997 John Woo Gun-Fu action thriller with 22 Jump Street's Oren Uziel (The Cloverfield Paradox) penning the script The 1997 film starred John Travolta and Nicolas Cage as Los Angeles FBI agent Sean Archer and international terrorist Castor Troy, respectively, who end up trading identities. // Paramount Pictures Face/Off follows[...]
The plan was to get John Woo to direct and have it star Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger That last part didn't work out, but Woo did directed it with John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, giving us Face/Off It seemed like such a good idea at the time, I even went and saw it in the theater. The[...]
Another Look At The Last Stand – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh
Even reviews and write-ups for Stoker acknowledged Park Chan Wook's previous reputation for having made Old Boy or when they discussed John Woo's American films The Last Stand feels like a throwback to the way Asian directors made B action thrillers as Hollywood calling cards back in the 1990s: John Woo with Hard Target, Tsui[...]
Zhang Ziyi In Danger In New Photos From John Woo's The Crossing
If you enjoyed such maritime disaster flicks as The Perfect Storm, Life of Pi, All is Lost and… er, Battleship? You may want to check out John Woo's latest, The Crossing, which, as you can see from these new images via Empire, has all the onscreen watery danger you crave. Zhang Ziyi spent 5 hours a[...]
US Remake Of John Woo's The Killer Actually Sounding Quite Good
Rob Spalding writes for Bleeding Cool. Word from Cannes is that John Woo is going to be producing an English language remake of his second best Heroic Bloodshed film, The Killer. Bruno Wu's Seven Stars Film Studios (SSFS) has agreed to finance John Woo and Terence Chang's Lion Rock Productions The Killer, the English language retelling of[...]