Watch: Full Trailer for John Woo's New Two-Part Epic 'The Crossing'
"Somebody help me…" Second part? But we haven't even seen the first! Indeed, true. Eventually one day it will get a US release. John Woo has been in China directing a massive two-part epic called The Crossing, billed as the "Chinese Titanic" - you will see why with this trailer. There are some shots right out of James Cameron's Titanic in this. The film is set during the Chinese Civil War in the 1940s, following three couples from different backgrounds whose are affected by the sinking of the steamer Taiping, which was traveling to Taiwan and led to the deaths of over 1,500 people. Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Song Hye-kyo, and Huang Xiaoming star. It looks like Woo went all out, hopefully for the best. I'm curious to check this out.
Here's the new official trailer for John Woo's The Crossing, found on Deadline's YouTube:
The Crossing is a two-part film directed by John Woo (Red Cliff, Windtalkers, Face/Off, Broken Arrow) and written by Hui-Ling Wang (Lust, Caution). The film follows intertwining love stories between three couples who make a fateful voyage on a ship fleeing China to Taiwan in the heart of revolutionary China in 1949. The film stars Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-kyo, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Huang Xiaoming, Bowie Lam, Tong Dawei, and Masami Nagasawa. The first part arrived in theaters in China on December 2nd, 2014 with the second part arriving in May 2015. No US release date has been set yet. Deadline spoke with Woo, who says they put extra effort into making sure the second part connects with Chinese audiences. We'll be watching.