After shooting up a storm in Hollywood with the Jean Claude Van Damme action-packed epic Hard Target and Face/Off among other films, director John Woo has since concentrated more on his return Asian cinema with films Reign of Assassins, Red Cliff (parts 1 & 2) and The Crossing (parts 1 & 2).
His newest film, Manhunt, was made to commemorate Japanese actor Ken Takakura (who co-starred in The Yakuza and Black Rain) who passed away in 2014. Takakura, starred in the original fim 1978 version which is based on the Japanese novel Kimi yo Fundo no Kawa o Watare by Juko Nishimura.
The film tells of a prosecutor who is framed for murder and therefore sets out on a mission to clear his name. It is a return, for Woo, to his older style of action film for which he became known as the maestro of action. The film stars Zhang Hanyu and Masaharu Fukuyama.
Check out the new trailer which has all the John Woo trademarks all over it including white doves, high-octane shoot-outs, jet-ski chases and explosions.
Manhunt will have its world premiere at the 74th Venice International Film Festival and will then be released in China during the Spring festival (Chinese New Year) on 16th February 2018.