legendary filmmaker John woo returns to Hollywood for his first film in the United States in almost 20 years. The director of popular action films like hard boiled and Face / Off, Woo has been working on features in Hong Kong for the past few years. It has now been revealed that he will be directing a new American action film titled Silent night with Joel Kinnaman (The suicide squad) should play the lead role.
Woo takes an interesting angle with Silent night, as it would be a “boisterous action tale” completely devoid of dialogue, but likely filled with gunshots, broken glass, and other action movie racketeering. This of course means that Woo will have to rely on its unique brand of visual storytelling to keep viewers hooked on what’s going on from start to finish. Joel Kinnaman will also be tasked with using only his movements and facial features to convey what needs to be said, but not aloud, in every scene.
Full plot details haven’t been revealed, but as a film without dialogue, the story of Silent night is said to be “basic”. By deadline, Joel kinnaman plays the role of a “normal father” who goes to the underworld to avenge the death of his young son. Additional casting is underway Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Christian Mercuri and Lori Tilkin are producing the feature film. Ruzanna Kegeyan of Capstone will oversee the project with Joe Gatta.
John Woo first made a name for himself with the international success of films shot in his native Hong Kong, including The killer, hard boiled, and Bullet in the head. He gained greater fame in the United States when he traveled to Hollywood to direct a handful of blockbuster action films, including the John Travolta and Nicolas Cage classic. Face / Off. Woo has also performed titles like Broken arrow, Mission: Impossible 2, and Wind talker. He has since returned to Hong Kong and has not made an American film since the 2003s. Paycheck with Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman.
Joel Kinnaman is perhaps best known for his role as Rick Flag in the DCEU, first appearing in David Ayer Suicide Squad in 2016. He was one of the few returning actors for James Gunn The suicide squad This year. He previously played Alex Murphy in the 2014 RoboCop reboot and had big roles in TV shows like The slaughter and Card castle. The actor recently starred as astronaut Ed Baldwin in the drama series For all mankind on Apple TV +.
Meanwhile, Adam Wingard (Godzilla vs. Kong) recently signed on to direct an upcoming sequel to Face / Off. While this was initially reported as a reboot, Wingard clarified that the idea was for it to be a direct sequel, ideally with the return of John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. The project is currently in the pre-production phase with no final release date. John Woo is not involved in the project Face / Off following.
that of John Woo Silent night doesn’t have a set release date, but the announcement of its return to Hollywood is sure to excite many moviegoers. This news was first reported by Deadline.
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