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John Woo's Caliber

07.17.2008
Hong Kong mayhem master John Woo's Western influences have been apparent in many of his movies, and now it sounds like he's heading back to the Old West with a six-shooter in one hand and a comic in the other.

Woo has picked up the new Radical Comics title CALIBER, a supernatural retelling of the King Arthur legend set in the post-Civil War past. Woo plans to direct and produce, along with Johnny Depp's company Nihil Infinitum.

I suppose we shouldn't get too excited just yet -- since dipping into the Hollywood pond, Woo developed a tendency to get involved with multiple projects (SPY HUNTER, a ninja movie, METROID, a railroad Western, a PAPILLION remake, etc.) while taking a loooooong time to finish whatever he was working on. He's still finishing up the second part of his historical war epic THE RED CLIFF (the first half was already released in Asia to big bucks), and is then doing a period romance called 1949.
Extra Tidbit: The King Arthur legend was also the basis for the comic series MAGE, which was once in development as a feature as well.
Source: Variety

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1:10AM on 07/18/2008
I'm disappointed. I thought it was the long awaited SOUL CALIBER movie that's been in development hell. I think they finally shut down the film's website.
I'm disappointed. I thought it was the long awaited SOUL CALIBER movie that's been in development hell. I think they finally shut down the film's website.
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2:42PM on 07/17/2008
John Woo's pretty much the Quentin Tarantino of East Asia, in terms of the amount of projects that never come to fruition. John Woo, just go back to Hong Kong, call up Chow Yun Fat, and give us another "gun-porn" flick. Y'know, like old times?
John Woo's pretty much the Quentin Tarantino of East Asia, in terms of the amount of projects that never come to fruition. John Woo, just go back to Hong Kong, call up Chow Yun Fat, and give us another "gun-porn" flick. Y'know, like old times?
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