John Woo is set to direct a remake of the action thriller “Manhunt” at Media Asia Films.
Based on a novel by Japanese writer Juko Nishimura, the story follows a prosecutor framed for robbery and rape who sets out on a one-man mission to clear his name.
The work was first adapted in 1976 as a Japanese film starring Ken Takakura and a movie which was the first foreign film released in China after the Cultural Revolution.
Woo was a huge fan of Takakura, who died fairly recently. Filming will begin later this year.