International Trailer Released for John Woo’s Epic THE CROSSING

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The international trailer for John Woo’s latest film, the Chinese epic drama The Crossing has finally been revealed and can be watched below.

Written by Hui-Ling Wang, the film is described as the Chinese Titanic, and is inspired by a 1949 event that involves a steamer that sank while on its way from Shanghai to Keelung, Taiwan. The accident led to the deaths of 1,500 passengers and crew.

Woo’s most ambitious film yet star Chinese superstars Zhang Ziyi and Takeshi Kaneshiro, alongside Song Hye-kyo, Huang Xiaoming, Bowie Lam, Tong Dawei and Masami Nagasawa.

The Crossing debuted at the Cannes Film Festival back in May. Hong Kong director John Woo said that he wanted his romantic epic to have “the same impact as Dr Zhivago or Gone With The Wind.” Sounds overly ambitious doesn’t it?

The movie will be released in 3D and in two parts in China, with Part 1 arriving on December 2 and Part 2 set to arrive in time for Chinese New Yearr-Valentine’s Day in 2015. There’s no word about it coming to the U.S. as of yet.

Check out the new trailer embedded below.

I loved his previous epic Red Cliff (2009) with beautiful cinematography, big battle scenes and ludicrous body counts, and this one looks very well made, too.

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