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John Woo Considering Sports Movie

By Garth Franklin Thursday August 28th 2008 12:13AM

John Woo told attendees at a Beijing charity dinner recently that he hopes to produce a sports movie says The Hollywood Reporter.

Woo says "I want real athletes to be my lead actors so that we can portray the athlete's spirit accurately." To that effect he thinks that champion hurdler Liu Xiang and multiple gold medalist diver Guo Jingjing fit the bill.

Yet his producing partner Terence Chang hasn't heard of such a project and says "it's probably wishful thinking." Indeed Woo's schedule is packed for now with a "Red Cliff" sequel, Chinese Revolution epic "1949", and the Johnny Depp-led graphic novel adaptation "Caliber."

Chang and writer Wang Hui-ling are about to begin work on the sixth draft of the script for "1949" and financing is still being raised.

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