There’s finally been some movement on John Woo‘s next period war epic, the ’40s aerial fighter movie which we first heard about over a year ago. It was tentatively being referred to as Flying Tiger Heroes, but the title has now been shortened to the snappier sounding Flying Tigers.
Who’s Woo looking to cast in the film? There’s no certainty that this will ever happen, but his ideal candidate is Liam Neeson. Find out more about what he had to say, and about the film’s IMAX prospects, after the break. Read More »
A press conference has been held in China to announce the production of John Woo‘s next film, claimed to be the most expensive Chinese production to date. Half of the £100 million funds will allegedly be coming from the US, however, though I haven’t actually seen it confirmed who the American backers are. The film will unsurprisingly feature a mix of ‘Hollywood’ and Chinese movie stars.
The Flying Tigers, more officially known as The 1st American Volunteer Group, flew missions against the Japanese in World War 2. They apparently destroyed 300 enemy aircraft while suffering only 14 casualties, for which they were paid a bonus which might, technically, make them mercenaries.
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