John Woo's next is "Flying Tigers"

John Woo's next is "Flying Tigers"

John Woo on the set of "The Crossing".

A poster for "The Crossing".

25 May – Director John Woo could be making his long grounded "Flying Tigers" his next feature.

According to Film Business Asia, Woo's long-time producer Terence Chang revealed that the director has several projects that he plans to work on after he has completed "The Crossing".

"He has a few films planned."Flying Tigers" is still in script stage, but the financing is already secured. There's also a western crime film that's mostly set in Japan. Those are the two most likely projects at the moment," Chang said.

"Flying Tigers" has been in the works since 2010 and was supposed to begin production in early 2014 before Woo decided to make "The Crossing" instead.

Woo had planned to make "Flying Tigers", which is based on the American volunteer fighter squadron in China formed by General Claire Chennault during World War II, into a 2 part feature for China while a 6 hour mini-series would be released worldwide. The film was also expected to be shot for the IMAX.

Financed by Cyrte Investments and China Film Co. "Flying Tigers" will be a co-production in collaboration with Chang's Lion Rock Productions.

Meanwhile, Chang has said that "The Crossing" has entered into post production, and would be converted into 3D.

Starring a stellar cast with Takeshi Kaneshiro, Masami Nagasawa, Song Hye-gyo, Zhang Ziyi, Huang Xiaoming, and Tong Dawei in the lead, "The Crossing" tells the story of three couples that went on board the Taiping, carrying over a thousand refugees to Taiwan during the Chinese Civil War on its fateful voyage in 1949.

Much like Woo's previous "Red Cliff", "The Crossing" is expected to be released as a two-part feature in 2014 and 2015.