New Trailer for John Woo’s highly-anticipated film ‘Manhunt’

"Manhunt" Teaser Poster

“Manhunt” Teaser Poster

After years making Hollywood films and big budget Chinese epics like Red Cliff and the recent The Crossing, John Woo, the man behind action classics such as A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Bullet in the Head and Hard Boiled, is finally making a return to the genre that made him an internationally acclaimed director with Manhunt (read our review).

Manhunt is a remake of the 1976 Japanese classic action thriller (starring the late Ken Takakura), which tells story of a man who is accused of multiple crimes and trying desperately to clear his name.

The remake, which obviously follows the same theme, is about a prosecutor, played by award-winning Chinese actor Zhang Hanyu (The Taking of Tiger Mountain), who is framed for robbery, rape and multiple murders and sets out on a difficult solo mission to clear his name. Japanese heartthrob actor and singer Masaharu Fukuyama (Suspect X) plays the detective chasing Zhang’s character (via Variety). Ha Ji-Won (Sector 7) and newcomer Qi Wei also star.

Updates: Manhunt (read our review) will premier at the 74th Venice Film Festival, which runs on Aug. 30 to Sept. 9. Watch the film’s New Trailer below:

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13 Responses to New Trailer for John Woo’s highly-anticipated film ‘Manhunt’

  1. CJ says:

    C’mon, John, pick up the phone and do what you need to do.

    For the fans, huh?

  2. Richard Li says:

    I’ve looking all over the internet for an English subtitled version of the original 1976 Manhunt, does this exist? I’d be very grateful if you know one.

  3. SANAA says:

    i can’t wait to see ha ji won in action again

  4. CJ says:

    That footage looks pretty good. Quite a few Woo-isms in there, inclduing a dance number!

    I loved RED CLIFF but didn;t bother with THE CROSSING. Is it any good or is it as sappy and melodramatic as I suspect it is?

  5. Nic says:

    Man, I hope Woo is back in form for this. The last hour of Red Cliff was not worth the previous three, and I was so disengaged with The Crossing that I didn’t bother with Part II.

    • Z Ravas says:

      It was such a bummer that Red Cliff kinda ended on a bum note, because I thought Part One was excellent and engaging from start to finish.

  6. Robthebobs says:

    Slow motion check. Duel handgun welding check. Chase set on water check.
    Trailer looks sweet. I freaking love John Woo action films. High hopes for this, but where are the white doves?

  7. Naika says:

    Make it happen Mr. Woo!!!

  8. Asia Extreme says:

    I’m worried with this CGI blood…

  9. Bolo says:

    Awful CGI car explosion and blood – check
    Ugly digital cinematography – check
    Me watching The Killer again instead of this crap – check

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