The film is about a prosecutor, played by award-winning 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.
The film, which is a remake of a 1976 Japanese classic action movie, is produced by Hong Kong’s Media Asia.
“Manhunt” marks Woo’s return to 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.”
The director has a close rapport with Venice, where he was awarded the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement in 2010.
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