UPDATED: New John Woo Movie At Venice – ManlyMovie

UPDATED: New John Woo Movie At Venice

UPDATED 2X: It looks like this one is drawing nearer. It’s going to be at the Venice Film Festival according to Deadline.  “Venice Film Festival chief Alberto Barbera has added a trio of titles to the program for the 74th edition which begins later this month. World premiering out of competition is John Woo’s Manhunt,”

Definitely one to keep an eye on.

UPDATED:  Here is a trailer for this movie.  I know, it’s ‘off camera’, but an off camera trailer for a new John Woo movie is better than kitsch crap from Hollywood, right?

PREVIOUSLY: Manly man John Woo is set to direct the upcoming action thriller “Manhunt” at Media Asia Films.  Actually it’s set to be a remake, but who cares, it’s John Woo, who we like to call the action surgeon.  Check out the first poster below.

Based on a novel by Japanese writer Juko Nishimura, the story follows a prosecutor framed for robbery and rape who sets out on a one-man mission to clear his name.  Today, Mr. Woo has spoken of his project.

Now, Chinese star Zhang Hanyu and Japan’s Masaharu Fukuyama have been confirmed as the first leading cast for the movie.  Woo is also apparently happy with the freedom he’s been given for the movie.  So it could out to be something special.

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  • Definitely worth keeping an eye on

  • jim

    Always thought John Woo overdirected everything….though I still enjoy The Killer..When it comes to HK action directors I prefer Johnnie To.

  • Mucho Macho

    John Woo = Doves

  • crocop97

    John Woo – the greatest action director that has ever lived

  • I wish they made more movies like ‘Hard Boiled’. Great lead henchman (eye patch)

    • Mucho Macho

      Eye patch + henchman = badass

      • Der

        I feel the raid just lifted mad dog straight out of hard boiled and planted him in there movie

        • Mucho Macho

          Hahahaha..they do look alike

    • Edgecrusher

      played by philip kwok

  • Barney Ross

    JOHN WOO is the ultimate legend

  • Lt_Cobretti

    The God of action is back.

  • Der

    When your a teen you think there’s nothing cooler than slow mo ,doves and two guns now I’m older I think meh! Hard boiled a classic but a lot of woo,s work is over stylised shit.yea that’s right I said it.

  • Barney Ross
  • Barney Ross

    Fucking awesome!!!!! John Woo should direct Exp4

  • Barney Ross

    I’ll make an edit stay tuned………….

  • Barney Ross

    On my YOUTUBE channel, better quality full screen too.

    Subscribe and stay tuned

  • Andymovieman

    John woo for expendables 4 or die hard 6.

  • Der

    Same old slow mo white doves two guns this awesome legendary director has been on a greatest hits tour for last twenty years

  • French Predator

    There are two kinds of humans, the ones who grew up with Woo and the weaklings.

    • Mucho Macho