Red Cliff, which is touted to be the most expensive Asian-financed film to date, is set to open on July 10 all across Asia.
The director and stars of the flick appeared to the Korean press yesterday (June 25).
The movie, which is directed by John Woo (Mission: Impossible II), has an impressive line-up that include Tony Leung (Lust, Caution), Takeshi Kaneshiro (Confessions of Pain), Chang Chen (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and newcomer Lin Chi Ling.
Budgeted at US$80mil, the two-part Chinese epic depicts the events during the Three Kingdoms period in Ancient China. The film is divided into two because there is too much material to be covered in a single feature.
The second part of the movie is reportedly scheduled for release at the end of the year (2008).
Sounds like a pretty awesome feature! A little out of topic here, but what do we call two-parted flicks anyway? If a film has 3 parts, it’s a trilogy…so is a two-parter called a dulogy? 😛
While you ponder on the question, check out the awesome English-subbed trailer below. Oh, and look out for John Woo’s signature dove-flying image…goodnes, it’s even in the trailer!
scene where birds are flying around me in slow-mo.’
I’m gonna star in a flick with SHK soon.
I made the right choice – I rock too.’
Pics credit: Newsen