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John Woo still planning on producing a remake of The Killer

Back in 2011 , a 3D remake of THE KILLER was announced, and at the time A MOMENT TO REMEMBER's John H. Lee was set to direct it with Jung Woo-Sung (THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD) in the lead role, with original director John Woo serving as a producer. Obviously that version didn't happen, but during a recent conversation with Screen Daily at the Tokyo International Film...
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10.27.2015
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Awfully Good: Mission: Impossible II + Spy Kids 3D: Game Over (Video)

Seeing Tom Cruise on a motorcycle in the previews for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION reminds me of one thing…   Mission: Impossible II (2000)   Director: John Woo Stars: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton   Ethan Hunt must save the world from a deadly virus, but struggles against an unseen force that continually causes his...
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07.29.2015
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International teaser for John Woo's The Crossing is a Titanic-esque epic

John Woo 's last film, the sprawling epic RED CLIFF, was an amazing visual spectacle set 1800 years ago featuring all sorts of massive battle sequences the director is best known for. The almost five hour film was split into two parts which are well worth the time if you are so inclined. While Woo did co-direct a film in 2010 (REIGN OF ASSASSINS), THE CROSSING is his first solo film in...
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09.22.2014
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Cool Videos: Awesome ode to John Woo's Hard Target featuring the unrated version's footage!

A few months ago I did a Best Movie You Never Saw on John Woo's HARD BOILED, which is a masterful action flick starring Chow Yun Fat. In that column I mentioned the uncut version of Woo's first American film, HARD TARGET, which stars Jean-Claude Van Damme in a modern take on The Most Dangerous Game. I am an unabashed fan of the film, but got my mitts on a copy of the unrated,...
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12.06.2013
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The Good, The Bad and the Badass: Chow Yun-Fat

Last week , we took a look at the career of actor extraordinaire Anthony Hopkins , truly one of the most noteworthy international leading men of our time. This week’s subject is a man who may be limited to a cult following in North America, but ranks as one of the biggest stars in the world internationally... Chow Yun-Fat Clint Eastwood , Sean...
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11.11.2013
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The Best Movie You Never Saw: Hard Boiled

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years , earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be examining John Woo ’s HARD BOILED! THE STORY: A...
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10.18.2013
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Book Review: The Best Film You'Ve Never Seen by Robert K. Elder

BUY THE BOOK HERE Our very own Paul Shirey runs a fantastic column here at JoBlo.com called The Best Movie You Never Saw that examines films both old and new that deserve to be watched by a wider audience. As I read each new column, the question popped into my head as to what movies famous filmmakers would want fans to see. What movies do directors think warrant viewings...
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07.05.2013
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John Woo's Flying Tigers will be a two part feature film and six hour miniseries

John Woo 's long in development World War II movie FLYING TIGERS is finally moving forward and will begin filming in 2014. In the last three years, FLYING TIGERS has attracted talents such as Liam Neeson , Tom Cruise , and Christopher McQuarrie but never quite got off the ground. Woo envisioned a massive epic in line with his almost five hour long RED CLIFF. That movie was a...
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04.23.2013
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