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HK FilMart: John Woo Searches Out ‘Manhunt’ As Next Directorial Project

19 March 2015 12:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Top Hong Kong film-maker John Woo will next direct action thriller “Manhunt,” an adaptation of a Japanese novel.

The project, produced by Hong Kong’s Media Asia, sees a prosecutor framed for robbery, rape and multiple murders. He sets out on a strenuous solo mission to clear his name.

The book “Kimi yo Funnu no Kawa o Watare” (aka “Hot Pursuit”) by Juko Nishimura was previously adapted as a movie in Japan in 1976, directed by Junya Sato, and starring Ken Takakura (“Black Rain”) as the prosecutor. In 1978 it was the first foreign film released in China after the end of China’s ‘Cultural Revolution,’ and became a massive hit.

Media Asia confirmed that the film will start shooting in 2015, which makes it Woo’s next film after he completes two part wartime epic “The Crossing.” Woo was previously attached to an ambitious aerial project “Flying Tigers” focused on how Chinese and U. »

- Patrick Frater

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