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John Woo Films Cancelled?

Published July 2, 2006 in Movie Scoops
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
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Here is another big update (if true) for the Fourth of the July holiday. According to a report sent over by 'Black Belt Hopeful', both John Woo's Spy Hunter and He-Man projects are being placed on hold.

Spy Hunter and He-Man Cancelled?


John Woo has a lot on his plate with projects that include Spy Hunter, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, The Red Circle and The Battle of Red Cliff. It turns out that the director may soon have most of this same plate emptied.

Alert! Update Below!

Just got back from karate practice. A guy at my xxxx, xxxx, is a casting agent. He was doing some casting for John Woo's U.S arm last year - something
called "Spy Hunter" and a film based on the "He-Man" comics. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that - well, he says - those films are not getting up
"anytime soon", because 1) the studio got cold feet on both 2) Woo has gone onto other projects.



Interestingly enough, they had been discussing names for the "He-Man" movie - everyone from Triple H, Matthew Davis, Chris Showerman, Paul Walker (Nicolas Cage was NEVER involved) - and the 'Spy Hunter" movie - The Rock was apparently as good as 'on board' - but he assumes that when/ if they get back up, they might be with new casting wishlists. (The films that Woo has gone on to do are "Battle of Red Cliff", starring Chow Yun Fat, and a film called "The Red Circle".

Anyway, just thought I'd let you know.


The Rock was, at one time, even mentioned for the part of He-Man;which could mean he is getting the double shaft if this report turns out to be true.

Update: Alright folks. Here I am, having some drinks -- getting faded -- and I find myself sitting back in front of a computer to deliver this recent update from a producer of Spy-Hunter. So, without further ado, here it is:

I’m one of the producers of SPY-HUNTER, which I hope makes me a better candidate for giving you and update than an unidentified “casting agent” your friend met in his karate class... John Woo has not been on SPY-HUNTER for nearly 18 months. As a matter of fact, Stuart Beattie was commissioned by us to write a new draft for SPY-HUNTER more than 4 months after John was no longer on the project. SPY-HUNTER has not been canceled. In fact we are looking to make an announcement with a new director very shortly.

So there you have it folks! Enjoy the Fourth!

Spy Hunter is (was) targeted for a July, 2007 release.

For more movie info, go to the Spy Hunter Movie Page

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