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Place Your Bets! First Fung, Now Ding Up To Remake Woo's A Better Tomorrow

27 June 2016 11:16 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Before long, we will be hearing much more about action auteur John Woo's latest efforts with the adaptation of Sato Junya 70's thriller, Manhunt. In the meantime, Woo's is a source for much ado with remakes as of late with Stephen Fung long tapped to helm his own iteration of Woo's 1986 signature Hong Kong crime classic, A Better Tomorrow. That film, headlining actor Chow Yun Fat and starring Ti Lung and Leslie Cheung as two brothers on opposite sides of the law amid a tumultuous crime story that forsees a test family, friendship and brotherhood against a duplicitous triad crime boss, went on to two sequels, a Hindi remake in '94 and a South Korean remake in 2010. Since before then, Fung, with producer...

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John Woo Begins Manhunt in Osaka

19 June 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

John Woo, the celebrated Hong Kong director behind such action masterpieces as A Better Tomorrow, The Killer and Hard Boiled, has begun prinicpal photography on Manhunt in Osaka, Japan. The Us$40 million Media Asia production is a remake of the 1976 film starring Ken Takakura, which itself was adapted from the novel by Kimi yo Funnu no Kawa o Watare by Juko Nishimura.  Woo's international cast includes mainland star Zhang Hanyu (The Taking of Tiger Mountain), Japanese actors Masaharu Fukuyama (Like Father, Like Son), Jun Kunimura and Tao Okamoto, South Korean actress Ha Ji-won (Duelist) and Mandopop star Qi Wei. The crew behind Manhunt is also an impressive mix of Chinese and Japanese talent, including producer Gordon Chan and cinematographer Takuro Ishizaka.   "Manhunt tells the...

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John Woo will direct the remake of the Japanese action film “Manhunt”

24 March 2016 4:32 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Based on the novel “Kimi yo Fundo no Kawa o Watare” (translated as “Hot Pursuit”) by Juko Nishimura, the original film was screened on 1978, with Ken Takakura in the leading role, and became a massive hit as the first foreign film to be shown in post-Cultural Revolution China.

Japanese actor and singer Masaharu Fukuyama (Midsummer’s Equation, Like Father, Like Son, Suspect X) , China’s award-winning actor Zhang Hanyu (Assembly, The Taking of the Tiger Mountain) and actress Stephy Qi Wei (Coming Back, Broadcasting Girl) will lead the cast of John Woo’s upcoming film, that is set to screen in 2017.

The film, sees a prosecutor (Zhang) framed for robbery, rape and multiple murders set out to clear his name, while Fukuyama will play a detective chasing him.

The action-thriller is backed by Hong Kong’s Media Asia and will be produced on a budget of some $30 million. Shooting will largely take place in Osaka, »

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Blu-ray Review: Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubine From The BFI

21 March 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

For many mainstream filmgoers, Farewell My Concubine is perhaps the best-known Chinese language film of the 1990s, helped in no end by its success at the Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Chen Kaige (Yellow Earth, Temptress Moon), the film traces the troubled friendship between two Peking Opera performers during 50 years of war-ravaged Chinese history. Leslie Cheung (A Better Tomorrow, Days Of Being Wild) and Zhang Fengyi (The Emperor And The Assassin, Red Cliff) play the central duo Dieyi and Xiaolou, while Gong Li (Red Sorghum, Raise The Red Lantern) portrays Jiuxian, the former prostitute who drives them apart.    Beginning in 1924, Farewell My Concubine follows a country in turmoil, from the Japanese occupation, through the resistance movement by the Kuomintang and ultimately the...

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John Woo's 'Manhunt' casts leads

15 March 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Chinese star Zhang Hanyu and Japan’s Masaharu Fukuyama have been confirmed as the first leading cast for John Woo’s upcoming action thriller Manhunt.

Backed by Hong Kong’s Media Asia, the film is based on Japanese novel Hot Pursuit, from pulp fiction writer Juko Nishimura, about a prosecutor who is framed for robbery and rape and sets out on a mission to clear his name.

It was first adapted into a 1976 Japanese film, titled Kimi yo fundo no kawa wo watare, starring Ken Takakura.

Woo is directing the reboot from a script written by Chan Hing Kai (A Better Tomorrow) and Gordon Chan (Painted Skin). A third major cast member will be announced soon and production is set to begin at the end of May.

Zhang has starred in Chinese hits such as The Taking Of Tiger Mountain and Bodyguards And Assassins and will also appear in Zhang Yimou’s upcoming co-production The Great Wall, alongside »

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John Woo's 'Manhunt' casts first leads

15 March 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Chinese star Zhang Hanyu and Japan’s Masaharu Fukuyama have been confirmed as the first leading cast for John Woo’s upcoming action thriller Manhunt.

Backed by Hong Kong’s Media Asia, the film is based on Japanese novel Hot Pursuit, from pulp fiction writer Juko Nishimura, about a prosecutor who is framed for robbery and rape and sets out on a mission to clear his name.

It was first adapted into a 1976 Japanese film, titled Kimi yo fundo no kawa wo watare, starring Ken Takakura.

Woo is directing the reboot from a script written by Chan Hing Kai (A Better Tomorrow) and Gordon Chan (Painted Skin). A third major cast member will be announced soon and production is set to begin at the end of May.

Zhang has starred in Chinese hits such as The Taking Of Tiger Mountain and Bodyguards And Assassins and will also appear in Zhang Yimou’s upcoming co-production The Great Wall, alongside »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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25 great action films that are 90 minutes or under

10 March 2016 8:29 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Want a quality action film, but you only have an hour and a half? Step this way...

Looking back over the genre, action films definitely haven’t suffered from the trend to make everything longer. They’ve always been pretty long, regularly clocking in at over two hours. Perhaps because of all the slo-mo? But while the sweet spot for action classics seems to be the 100-110 minute mark, there are those that have cut the genre right down to basics, and succeeded all the more for it.

Below is my pick of 25 great action films 90 minutes or under. Even more so than other genres, action crosses many other films - picking a pure ‘action’ flick is all but impossible. So below I’ve chosen films that retain action sequences as their main narrative device, and keep the action at the heart of the movie, rather than as a extra. »

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12 Trashiest Films Ever Made

8 March 2016 7:42 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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In this ultra-sensitive era, where people are routinely shamed and humiliated for using the wrong terminology, it’s heartening to discover the kinds of films whose makers didn’t care what anyone thought. No pandering to political correctness here; these films want to entertain you with merry tales of sadistic biker gangs, Nazi zombies and bisexual lap dancers.

The natural home for such pictures was New York’s 42nd Street which during the “golden age” of exploitation cinema consisted of porno stores and movie theatres showing double or triple bills promising sex and violence. Plywood archways fitted around the entrances to the theatre lobbies were adorned with film stills to which fake blood would be added, along with words like Shock, Lurid or Sex.  It was, in short, a long way from when John Barrymore had performed Hamlet there during the 1920s.

Once inside, the coming attractions promised yet more sex and violence. »

- Ian Watson

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