It seems that John Woo may be back to form. Anyone who has seen the outstanding Red Cliff will know that Mr. Wooâ€™s most recent movie is both astounding and from China. Woo left Hollywood, and I am very glad he did.
Now hereâ€™s news on another movie coming out of China, with John Woo as producer and co-director. This one looks like a period actioner, possibly wuxia, but I didnâ€™t notice any wirework in the trailer. Itâ€™s called Reign of Assassins, and includes Michelle Yeoh (oh yeah!) and Jung Woo-Sung (the Good, the Bad, and the Weird). It looks pretty good.
Chances of me seeing it in theatre? Nil. Chances itâ€™ll get wide release in Canada? Nil. Chance it might come to a repertory cinema near you? Hopefully high. Iâ€™ll definitely find this one and check it out.
The article from Twitch, includingÂ trailer,Â is here.
The IMDB page is here.