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April 22, 2013
 

John Woo’s Flying Tigers Finds Investors

Deadline is reporting that Cyrte Investments and China Film Co. have come on board with John Woo and Terence Chang for their Flying Tigers feature film and miniseries project. The announcement that the Dutch boutique firm would be putting money in the project along with China Film was made today during the Beijing International Film Festival. A public signing ceremony was held and attended by Cyrte CEO Frank Botman, CFG Chairman Han Sanping, Chang and Woo among others. The director and Chang will produce the films and TV miniseries about the volunteer fighter squadron formed by General Claire Chennault to help the Chinese fight against Japan before the U.S. entered WWII under their Lion Rock Productions banner. Cyrte says it will work with its portfolio company Exclusive Media to assist with the Flying Tigers project. China Film had been involved with the Flying Tiger project in its early stages a couple of year back. The film will be shot in English, Lion Rock says.

This is frankly awesome because a new movie from John Woo is always an event. I miss his Hollywood input so much, AND Paul Verhoeven actually. It still would have been cool if John Woo had directed Expendables 3.

Source: Deadline



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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



 
 

 

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