After working on historical epics for more than a decade, John Woo has returned to the present day with “Manhunt.” The “Hard Boiled,” “Face/Off” and “The Killer” director’s latest just screened in Toronto, where the conspiracy thriller earned favorable reviews. Watch the trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis, courtesy of TIFF: “Du Qiu (Zhang Hanyu) is a successful international lawyer from China who has long been working for Tenjin, a powerful Japanese pharmaceutical company. On the very night he announces his break with the company — at its lavish 65th-anniversary party — he is assaulted in his home, knocked unconscious, and wakes the next morning with a knife in his hand and a murdered employee of Tenjin in his bed. Pursued by authorities, including a police captain who begins to suspect his innocence (Masaharu Fukuyama), Du begins a desperate campaign to learn who framed him and why. The answers will involve corruption, cruelty, and a pair of seemingly invincible female assassins.”
The film has yet to receive stateside distribution. Woo most recently directed his two-part epic “The Crossing” and 2010’s “Reign of Assassins.”