Over the weekend a 9-minute Cannes promo reel for John Woo‘s Red Cliff showed up online.
‘The War of the Red Cliff‘ is movie with a budget of $36 million which is the most expensive ever in Chinese Cinema history.
Film is based on historical events that took place in China 1,700 years ago and on a chapter in the popular novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms.” Some 600 years after its publication, the book is still widely read in China.
‘The War of the Red Cliff’ has 2 parts.The first movie “The War of the Red Cliff,” is set to premiere July 10.
Production of the second movie is expected to wind up within the year, and is tentatively scheduled for a December release.