Sadly Predictible: John Woo's 1949 Cancelled.

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor

I wish I were surprised by this news, but I'm not. In recent years Hong Kong action auteur John Woo has become better known for announcing films that never get made than for actual making movies - the tally of non-starter projects between Paycheck and Red Cliff was staggering - and the trend continues. Word is out that Woo's post-war drama 1949 - widely announced as his next film and already deep into the casting and pre-production process - has been cancelled over script rights issues. No more talking about movies unless you're actually going to make them, John ...

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