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John Woo Flattered By Festival Award

The Face/Off director was presented with the prestigious Samurai Award, which celebrates those who have made outstanding contributions to the art of filmmaking. However, Woo insisted he was not worthy of the...

John Woo Taking Charge Of Manhunt Remake

Actor Ken Takakura, who died in November (14), starred in the 1976 original, adapted from the Hot Pursuit book by Juko Nishimura, about a prosecutor who sets out on a mission to clear...

Eran Creevy Inspired By Hong Kong Action For Welcome To The Punch

Eran Creevy was inspired by Hong Kong action cinema for 'Welcome To The Punch'.The director's latest film - which stars James McAvoy as a cop chasing after mastermind criminal Mark Strong with the help of...

John Travolta Looking Towards Vince Lombardi Biopic

John Travolta has been talking of some ideas for future projects at the opening of the Zurich Film Festival and they include a potential reunion with Face/Off director John Woo. ā€œIā€™m also considering doing a...

So Who Is Demi Moore's Rumored Boyfriend Martin Henderson?

Demi Moore stepped out with the 37-year-old New Zealand born actor Martin Henderson in Connecticut this week, leaving fans of the Hollywood actress anxiously googling him to find out, well, who on earth he is....

Woo Honoured In Venice

Moviemaker JOHN WOO has picked up his second major film honour of the summer (10) - the director was awarded a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival in Italy on Friday...

Rza To Remake Woo's Bullet?

Cult moviemaker JOHN WOO has given fledgling director ROBERT 'RZA' DIGGS permission to remake movie 1990 classic DIE XUE JIE TOU (A BULLET IN THE HEAD) after striking up a bizarre friendship with the WU-TANG...

Woo To Be Honoured At Venice Film Festival

Chinese director JOHN WOO is to be handed a lifetime achievement honour at the upcoming Venice Film Festival.The Face/Off moviemaker, who began his career in Hong Kong before moving to Hollywood, will receive the coveted...

John Woo Movie Is China's Biggest Ever Seller

The first installment of JOHN WOO double-feature RED CLIFF has become the most successful movie ever in China. The film has passed the 300 million Yuan mark ($43.7 million/GBP21.85 million) after just 42 days in...

Stuntman Killed On John Woo Film

A stuntman has been killed on the set of FACE/OFF director JOHN WOO's latest film after a raging fire broke out during a crash scene. Woo is currently making new movie Red Cliff in China...

Woo Leaves Spy Hunter

Director JOHN WOO has reportedly pulled out of the forthcoming movie adaptation of hit video game SPY HUNTER. The project has been in the pipeline for years, with Hong Kong film maker Woo and star...

Woo And Yun-fat Still Friends

Director JOHN WOO has played down reports his long-time collaborator CHOW YUN-FAT's exit from his latest movie has irreparably damaged their relationship, insisting the actor remains a "good friend". Yun-Fat was expected to start filming...

Leung Re-signs To Woo Movie

LATEST: Hong Kong star TONY LEUNG has again agreed to star in director JOHN WOO's historical epic RED CLIFF, just days after CHOW YUN-FAT withdrew from the project. Yun-Fat was expected to start filming on...

Woo Develops Hard Boiled Video Game

Director JOHN WOO is developing a video game version of his 1992 Hong Kong action movie HARD BOILED. Woo is determined for STRANGLEHOLD, due for release in March (07), to be a faithful adaptation of...

Woo Faces Filming Restrictions

Director JOHN WOO has been forced to call upon special effects to recreate the stunning scenery of China's largest river in his new movie. The MISSION IMPOSSIBLE filmmaker was planning to shoot part of THE...

Virgin Turns Cage, Ritchie And Stewart Into Comic Book Creators

NICOLAS CAGE, director GUY RITCHIE and former EURYTHMICS star DAVE STEWART are turning movie ideas into new comic books as part of a new venture sparked by RICHARD BRANSON and DEEPAK CHOPRA. Entrepreneur Branson and...

The Man Who Tried Out For Superman Competes For He-man Role

SUPERMAN contender CHRISTOPHER SHOWERMAN has confirmed he's in the running to play another comic book superhero - HE-MAN. The GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE 2 star is reportedly competing for the role in JOHN WOO's new...

Spike Lee Directs Harrowing Aids Film

SPIKE LEE has joined the list of directors making short films for a new UNICEF project after agreeing to turn a harrowing script written by his siblings into a movie. The movie mogul joins...

Hayek Joins Jury At Cannes Film Festival

SALMA HAYEK and JAVIER BARDEM will sit as two of the members of the jury at this year's (05) CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. Sarajevo-born director EMIR KUSTURICA heads the jury, which also includes writer TONI...

The Return Of The Turtles

The TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES are heading back to the big screen with first-time movie director KEVIN MUNROE at the helm. Munroe has taken over the project from JOHN WOO, who passed on the...

Tyler Writes Action Script For Theron

Comedienne AISHA TYLER is eager to get in touch with OSCAR-winning actress CHARLIZE THERON - because she's written a movie role especially for her. The former FRIENDS beauty directed her talents towards putting a...

Yun-fat Sick Of Hollywood Casting

Actor CHOW YUN-FAT is sick of being cast in action films involving gunplay and complains he has been typecast. Yun-Fat claims Hollywood is fixated by his on-screen action battles, showcased in JOHN WOO's movies...

Woo To Be Master Of The Universe

JOHN WOO is being lined up to produce and direct a new movie about cartoon superhero HE-MAN. The legendary Hong Kong director will make the live-action film based on the animated series which first...

Woo 'Wouldn't Be Anywhere' Without Tarantino

Legendary director JOHN WOO thanks pal QUENTIN TARANTINO for his phenomenal Hollywood success. The gushing PAYCHECK creator is Tarantino's biggest fan, and insists their mutual respect for each others work has helped him achieve...

Scott And Woo Make Unicef Film

Hollywood heavyweight movie-makers RIDLEY SCOTT and JOHN WOO have teamed up to make a new movie for children's charity UNICEF. The pair have each contributed one of seven short films about the plight of...

Jackie Chan Displays Handprints In Avenue Of Stars

JACKIE CHAN and JOHN WOO's handprints will go on display at Hong Kong's new Avenue of Stars - as a tribute to the island's top two entertainers. The handprints of RUMBLE IN THE...

Tarantino Turned Thurman On To John Woo

Hollywood actress UMA THURMAN was thrilled when director JOHN WOO asked her about new movie PAYCHECK - because she'd become a fan of his films while preparing for KILL BILL. The 33-year-old had been...

Affleck: I Wish I'd Filmed Sex Scene With Uma

Movie hunk BEN AFFLECK has one major regret about his film career - not shooting any sex scenes with sexy co-star UMA THURMAN. Ben - who is engaged to JENNIFER LOPEZ - stars with...

Affleck: I'm A Nerd

Hollywood hunk BEN AFFLECK has outed himself as a nerd - taking computers apart is one of his "passions". The DAREDEVIL star, engaged to JENNIFER LOPEZ and recently voted the sexiest man in...

Thurman Joins Affleck

Hollywood actress UMA THURMAN has joined the cast of BEN AFFLECK's new movie PAYCHECK. The film, based on a short story by science fiction author PHILIP K DICK, is about an electrician who wakes...

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