John Woo To Direct “Day of the Beast”

John Woo is set to direct “Day of the Beast”, an English-language remake of Seijun Suzuki’s celebrated 1963 film “Youth of the Beast” about the Japanese mafia, for Woo’s Lion Rock Productions label says The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in Tokyo, the story follows a Western outsider with a grim past as he becomes embroiled in a global turf war between Yakuza and old-school Cold War Russian mobsters.

Woo and Terence Chang’ will produce with the Nikkatsu Corporation from a script by Rob Frisbee.