Manhunt: John Woo’s Thriller to World-Premiere at 2017 Venice Film Fest

Hong Kong filmmaker john Woo’s hotly thriller Manhunt will world premiere out-of-competition at the upcoming 74th Venice Film Fest.

The film is about a prosecutor, played by Chinese actor Zhang Hanyu, who is framed for robbery, rape and multiple murders and sets out on a difficult solo mission to clear his name.

Japanese heartthrob actor and singer Masaharu Fukuyama plays the detective chasing Zhang’s character.

This remake of a 1976 Japanese classic action movie is produced by Hong Kong’s Media Asia.

“Manhunt” marks Woo’s return to the the police thriller genre that made him famous in Hong Kong with “The Killer” and “Hardboiled” before he relocated to Hollywood in the 1990s, where he shot studio blockbusters such as “Mission: Impossible II,” “Face/Off” and “Windtalkers.”

Woo recently returned to Asia, directing epics including “Red Cliff” and “The Crossing” and also executive producing a remake of cult hit “A Better Tomorrow.”

L’ordine delle cose

The festival has added Italian director Andrea Segre’s “L’ordine delle cose,” a drama about an illegal-immigration task force policeman on a delicate mission in present-day Libya, which will premiere as a special event.

The Venice fest will run from Aug. 30 to Sept. 9.

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