helmer John Woo
has some serious plans for his upcoming Flying Tigers
project. As you probably already know, we’re talking about his World War II project, and the big news for all action-fans out there is that the film will be a released in China as a two-parter, with international audiences getting a six-hour TV miniseries.
For all our readers who are not so familiar with the whole thing, let us first inform you that Flying Tigers will follow a group of U.S. pilots who joined the Chinese Air Force to help ward off Japanese attacks before the United States entered World War II.
But just n case you want to hear even more about the movie, here’s what Woo had to say about his most ambitious effort yet:
“Flying Tigers is a project that I have always wanted to do, because this is a story that expresses the courage, resourcefulness, friendship, and spirit of both the Chinese and American people and pilots. It promotes friendship between the two nations.”
Woo and Terence Chang are also on board to produce the movie under their Lion Rock banner, while Cyrte’s portfolio company, Exclusive Media, will assist the pair.
Principal photography on Flying Tigers will begin in early 2014.
Stay tuned for more updates!