'Red Cliff' game Perfect for China firm


Chinese game developer Beijing Perfect World is the latest game company to jump on the John Woo bandwagon, announcing an online game based on the action director's upcoming movie "The Battle of Red Cliff." Although the film began production just this month and is set for release in 2008, BPW said that the game version will be ready as a massively multiplayer online game in the fourth quarter. Woo, best known for such action hits as "The Killer," "Face/Off" and "Mission: Impossible II," already is working with publisher Midway on the upcoming game release "John Woo Presents Stranglehold." The game features actor Chow Yun-Fat reprising his role as Inspector Tequila from Woo's influential 1992 film "Hard-Boiled."