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September 01, 2006

BATTLE OF RED CLIFF CAST ANNOUNCED

John Woo's BATTLE OF RED CLIFF - which was announced in 1904, will go into production in 2012 and be released in 2021 - has just moved one step closer to the start line.

Woo has signed a co-production deal with China Film Group (original co-producers, Asian Union Film & Media, have dropped out and are trying to make a TV series based on the same story) and has confirmed his main cast: Chow Yun-fat, Ken Watanabe, Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Taiwanese supermodel Lin Chi-ling.

The flick tells the story of the massive, million-man battle that established the Three Kingdoms in China and it's budgeted at $50 million, with a release date of 2008, just in time for the Olympics.

September 1, 2006 at 09:23 AM in News | Permalink

Comments

Dear Mr. John Woo:

I would like to suggest that a song to be added to this movie. The lyrlic will be Cao Cao's famous poem "Duan Ge Xing". The music may be (1) called for open competition, or (2) commissioned the well known musician such as Tan Dun to compose.

K. S. Chan

Posted by: Kwing Chan | Nov 22, 2006 1:06:03 PM

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