Action thriller guru, John Woo is set to make a comeback with a bang with his Asian cop thriller, Manhunt in which the first trailer has been released.

Woo has teased a return to his older style of films, specifically mentioning The Killer with Manhunt, an adaptation of the Japanese novel Kimi yo Fundo no Kawa o Watare by Juko Nishimura. Woo decided to develop an adaptation to commemorate Japanese actor Ken Takakura, who starred in a 1976 adaptation of the book.

Directed by John Woo, the film stars Zhang Hanyu, Masaharu Fukuyama, Tao Okamoto, Ji-won Ha and Jun Kunimura. The film will premiere at the 74th Venice International Film Festival and is set for release in China during the Chinese New Year.

Manhunt Synopsis

Accused of heinous crimes he didn’t commit, a prosecutor sets out on a mission to clear his name.