Hey folks, Harry here - and this just fucking rocks! Woo back in the country making unmolested badassness? Fucking A! And with this cast? Swords instead of guns - gotta have Chow two fisting sword play down a bannister of a pigeon shop! Heh. Personally - this has got to be prime geek real estate for dream films. Come on John kick the world's teeth in and make them say, "Thank you, Kick me again!"
Hey guys, long time reader, first time contributor from Sydney.
Saw an article in the "Australian Chinese Daily" about the new John Woo epic. I'm sure they're talking about "The War of the Red Cliff". (A period "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" style epic) my father translated to me. The article says that John Woo has cast the following actors to play roles and it looks like it could be his come back film that we've all been waiting for.
The Infernal Affair duo Andy Lau and the great Tony Leung, Ken Watanabe and the one and only, Mr Chow Yun Fat.
Definately exciting news for John Woo fans, (refreshing and hopeful news for old school John Woo fans). Chow Yun Fat and John Woo have always created masterpieces, Tony Leung included with Hard Boiled. Andy Lau is a good addition but Ken Watanabe puts icing on the cake! It's been awhile since Woo has done a Chinese period epic so it'll be interesting to see what he brings to the table. (with the recent additions of Hero and House of Flying Daggers it will be a tough).
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