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.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
This looks totally underwhelming to me. I love Ms. Ziwi's work. Woo I've not much cared for after he started making American movies. Plus, I hate the look of this movie. I say movie because it looks like it was shot digitally. I just hate that look, which to me is just plain ugly. Too bad, but Woo isn't a great filmmaker with intelligent stuff on his mind. I'll pass.
Bo on Jul 6, 2015
Oops. I know people always say like "It's only a trailer, so don't complain about the CGI, it's not finished yet!" But this actually doesn't look as good as the real Titanic from Cameron, and that was 18 years ago. You would expect a great filmmaker like Woo to know what kind of expectations movie-goers and trailer-watchers have when You make a film about a big sinking boat. But this looks like he doesn't care much about those expectations.
Nash on Jul 6, 2015
This looks like absolute garbage.. Those lines were cheesy as fuck, the CGI was terrible, and Titanic has already been done.
jimm12 on Jul 6, 2015
It's not really made for Western consumption, moron. It's based on Chinese audience's palate, and taking into account those events happen in the 40s-50s CHINA. The fact that you FAIL to see from this perspective also make you looney as fuck.
iko on Jul 7, 2015
what he said
Joker's hideout on Jul 9, 2015
How'd you know it's a 'he'? Maybe it's a 'she' or 'it' ?
iko on Jul 13, 2015
I see you Ziyi Zhang. Get it guurrrlll!!~
DAVIDPD on Jul 7, 2015
John Woo ...a wasted talent.
Н.И. + on Jul 7, 2015
China proves once again they have no issue with poorly copying something.
rickvanr on Jul 7, 2015
lol at 1:08 that guy just standing there staring at the door like he's bracing for something then all of a sudden water just explodes out of like a geyser and he goes ragdolling across the ship. Unintentional yuk yuks
The Dude on Jul 7, 2015
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