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Fantasia Details Plans for Return to In-Person Festival for 2022

The Fantasia International Film Festival will return to theaters for its 26th edition to run from July 14 to Aug. 3 in Montreal, the genre fest said Thursday. As Fantasia unveiled its first wave of titles, the festival announced world premieres for Rebekah McKendry’s Glorious, which stars Ryan Kwanten and J.K. Simmons; Satoshi Miki’s Convenience […]

David Chute, Influential Film Critic and Writer, Dies at 71

David Chute, the authoritative film critic and writer who was an early champion of Stephen King, John Waters, John Woo and Asian cinema, has died. He was 71. Chute died Nov. 8 in Los Angeles after a brief battle with esophageal cancer, his daughter, Nora Chute, reported. David Christopher Chute was born on March 11, […]

John Woo to Produce Chinese Superhero Movie Based on Story by Stan Lee

The film will feature Lee's take on the legend of the Monkey King, which he put together in 2016 for a comic book project that was unpublished at the time of his death.

‘Hard Target’ at 25: John Woo on Fighting for Respect in Hollywood

The anniversary of 'Hard Target' could have passed unmarked, but for the fact that it was legendary action director John Woo's first film in the U.S., and the first Hollywood studio film to ever be helmed by an Asian filmmaker.

London Film Festival Adds John Woo, Alex Gibney Films

The 61st edition of the event will also screen two new films that won awards in Venice.

‘Manhunt’: Film Review | TIFF 2017

Hong Kong action master John Woo casts Zhang Hanyu as a Chinese attorney and Masaharu Fukuyama as a Japanese cop in 'Manhunt,' an action-packed police story set in Osaka.

Toronto: Jackie Chan’s Firm Sells ‘A Better Tomorrow 4’ Across Asia

The remake of John Woo’s classic of the same title has new deals for Taiwan, India and the Philippines.

‘Face/Off’ Producer Terence Chang Boards Canada-China Crime Thriller

John Woo's long-time producing partner will develop the 'The Eddie Zhao Story,' a Mandarin-language feature.

MIPCOM: John Woo Boards Neo-Noir Crime Thriller ‘Cognition’

Woo, whose Hollywood output includes 'Face/Off' and 'Mission: Impossible II,' is teaming with Catalyst Global Media on a TV drama set in America's Midwest and the Far East.

Cannes: John Woo on Returning to His Roots With ‘Manhunt’ Reboot (Q&A)

After years of romantic epics and historical dramas, the man who influenced a generation of filmmakers with bloody, over-the-top genre mashups like 'Hard Boiled' and 'Face/Off' discusses going back to basics.

Hong Kong Filmart: Beijing Galloping Horse Pacts with Cameron Jones

Jones will produce a U.S-China co-pro with Galloping Horse, which is restructuring after the death of its founder Li Ming.

Hong Kong Filmart: John Woo to Direct Remake of Japanese Thriller ‘Manhunt’

The legendary Hong Kong director will film his take on the Ken Takakura movie for Media Asia this year.