Framed for murders, felled by love, fight and flight are his only way out. Accused of heinous crimes he didn't commit, a prosecutor sets out on a mission to clear his name.
Framed for murders, felled by love, fight and flight are his only way out.
Accused of heinous crimes he didn’t commit, a prosecutor sets out on a mission to clear his name.
The film is an adaptation of the Japanese novel Kimi yo Fundo no Kawa o Watare by Juko Nishimura. Woo decided to develop an adaptation on commemorate Japanese actor Ken Takakura after his death.
The film was shot in Osaka and was described by Woo as a return to his older style of films, specifically mentioning The Killer. The film finished filming in November and was in post-production in January 2017. It is set for release in China during Spring Festival (Chinese New Year), on 16 February 2018. [Wikipedia]
Images of the movie Manhunt by John Woo
After the death of Japanese actor Ken Takakura, Woo searched for material to commemorate Takakura, when the chief of Peter Lam of Media Asia called him, asking if he would do a remake of Manhunt.
The novel had previously been adapted as Japanese film starring Takakura.
The China Internet Information Center stated that the original film had 800 million admissions across in China during its initial release.
The film producers included Gordon Chan and Chan Hing-kai and is being backed by the Hong Kong production company Media Asia on a budget ranging between 30 and 40 million budget.
Woo stated that Manhunt would go back to his older style of filmmaking, referring to his film The Killer specifically.
Manhunt was projected to finished filming in October 2016 and then later reported to be finished filming by the end of November.
The China Internet Information Center stated that the film had begun post-production in January 2017.