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    John Woo To Shoot World War II Airborne Actioner 'Flying Tigers' In English

    John Woo and producer Terence Chang have long harbored the desire to shoot "Flying Tigers," an ambitious period actioner set in World War II. They have finally successfully raised the financing to take this big-budget epic airborne.

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    John Woo's WWII Epic 'Flying Tigers' To Arrive As Feature Film & Extended, 6-Hour Miniseries

    John Woo ("Face/Off," "Mission: Impossible II") might have long ago left Hollywood in the dust, but his recent projects have been more epic in scope than any of the films he’s made in the past. His last solo directorial effort, "Red Cliff," had an $80 million budget, and the Chinese version was 280...

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    Watch: Alex Cox's 1999 Documentary 'Kurosawa: The Last Emperor' With Francis Ford Coppola, Paul Verhoeven & More

    When you're one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, your life is likely to be thoroughly documented by others, and that's certainly the case for Akira Kurosawa. The director behind "Seven Samurai," "Rashomon," "Ran" and many, many more seminal works has been boxed, written about, discussed at an...

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    Who Should Direct Bond 24? Take Our Poll

    Now that Sam Mendes has dropped out of directing "Bond 24," who should helm the follow-up to the billion-dollar "Skyfall"? The new MI6 table's been set with M (Ralph Fiennes), Q (Ben Whishaw), and Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), and with no more rites of passage or existential crises to deal with, Danie...

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    5 Great & 5 Disappointing English-Language Debuts By Foreign-Language Directors

    This Friday sees the release of the much-anticipated "Stoker." The melodrama would probably be of note just because it stars Mia Wasikowksa and Nicole Kidman, but it's even more so because it marks the English-language debut of acclaimed Korean filmmaker Park Chan-Wook, the man behind "Sympathy For ...

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    John Woo's Remake Of Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Le Samourai' Still In The Works, Will Be Set In Berlin

    It seems that John Woo just can't leave the films of Jean-Pierre Melville alone. Back in 2004, he was attached to remake "Le Cercle Rouge," and that didn't happen with the movie bouncing around a few more directors until James Mangold was the latest name linked last year. And then ...

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    John Woo To Return To English Language Movies For Yakuza Remake 'Day Of The Beast'

    It’s been three years since John Woo’s last film, the sweeping historical epic “Red Cliff,” and after various flirtations, it looks he’s found his next project.

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    John Woo to Direct and Produce Yakuza Film 'Day of the Beast'

    John Woo is set to direct and produce a remake of the 1963 Yakuza film “Youth of the Beast.” Rob Frisbee wrote the adapted screenplay, titled “Day of the Beast,” which Woo will produce with Lion Rock Prods. partner Terence Chang and Nikkatsu Corporation president Naoki Sato.

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    John Woo's Next Is Romantic Epic 'Love And Let Love,' Korean Star Song Hye-Kyo, Zhang Ziyi And Chang Chen In Cast

    The path of John Woo's Hollywood career was a sad and rather depressing one; the acclaimed action filmmaker made his first inroads into English language with "Hard Target," "Broken Arrow" and "Face/Off" but the dumb-but-fun feel of those films soon gave way to the d...

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    English Language Remake Of John Woo's 'The Killer' Back On, This Time In 3D

    For reasons we're still trying to understand, John Woo has been trying to get an English-language remake of his cult classic "The Killer" off the ground for years -- he was still talking it up last summer. A number of directors have circled and been rumored to be interested in helming the pic but so...

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