Watch Mikael Håfström's 'Shanghai' Trailer with John Cusack

May 26, 2010
Source: The Playlist

Shanghai Trailer

Wow, this looks fantastic! The Playlist has found the first international trailer for a film called Shanghai, directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström (Derailed, 1408), starring John Cusack, Chow Yun-Fat, Ken Watanabe, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, David Morse, Franka Potente, Li Gong, Rinko Kikuchi, and many more. This actually looks way better than I was expecting - it's just an intense thriller set in Shanghai, China, complete with shoot outs and big secret government conspiracies and so much more. Really looking forward to seeing this after watching the trailer! It should play at festivals in the fall as well. Watch below.

Watch the new international trailer for Mikael Håfström's Shanghai from YouTube:

A '40s period piece which revolves around an American expatriate (John Cusack) who returns to Shanghai a few months before Pearl Harbor to investigate the strange death of his friend (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).

Shanghai is directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström, of Days Like This, Drowning Ghost, Derailed and the Cusack thriller 1408 previously. The script was written by Oscar nominated writer Hossein Amini, of Jude, The Wings of the Dove, The Four Feathers, and Killshot previously. The Weinstein Co. picked up distribution rights to this last year and will be bringing Shanghai to theaters sometime in the fall - but an exact date hasn't been set yet. We'll keep you updated on the latest with this one. Anyone interested?

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Looks really good, i'll netflix it though

Sharlto on May 26, 2010


Is that the dad from Supernatural? It looks interesting. I think the trailer was too long though.

Daniel Felts on May 26, 2010


It could do with some of the class 'The White Countess' had, some of it looks too melodramatic. Although I'll be one of the first in the queue.

harv on May 26, 2010


The look and feel of it reminds me Blood Brothers from a couple of years ago.

harv on May 26, 2010


Yeah its the dad from Supernatural but more importantly The Comedian from Watchmen...

ha1rball on May 26, 2010


looks like it has a good noir vibe to it and I for one like that. I'll see it for sure. I'm gonna assume that Cusack dies at the end, it only seems logical.

Xerxex on May 26, 2010


even more importantly, Ken Watanabe from Last Samurai and Letters from Iwo Jima!

Roderick on May 26, 2010


ill pass, that asian chick's knoockers are nice tho 🙂

DaftPUNKFAN on May 26, 2010


a definite watch.

beavis on May 26, 2010


Roderick I think you mean Chow-Yun Fat...from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. If I'm wrong then sorry.

Xerxex on May 26, 2010


trailer gives away far too much, but i might still see it.

Ben on May 26, 2010


@xerxex, I'm going to guess Jefferey Dean Morgan dies in the beginning. Maybe he doesn't mind it so much after Watchmen.

Prestron on May 26, 2010


Roderick you were right...I should read before posting, shouldn't I? would save face. @Preston yep...I'd guesstimate that.

Xerxex on May 26, 2010


This looks great, but I agree that the trailer gives away too much. It's refreshing to see a unique idea come to the big screen with some major players attached.

peloquin on May 26, 2010


Is it me or do directors enjoy killing Jeffery Dean Morgan early on in films? Apart from The Losers he seems to be killed off! It's a shame as I think he's a great actor and needs larger roles

Luke on May 26, 2010


That is the Comedian! Totally forgot.

Daniel Felts on May 26, 2010


When does Short Round rescue Indiana Jones in this one? That part is gonna rule.

Fred Schepsi on May 26, 2010


Interesting. However, can they just for once not ahve the guy who we are following sleep with the supposed bad guy's wife. It's done so many times before that it gets boring.

M on May 26, 2010


Looks good, love good thrillers.

Cody w on May 26, 2010


Never took my eyes offscreen for 2:46 it was that good

Jaf on May 26, 2010


That pic alone with Chow-Yun Fat makes me want to see this.

SkaOreo on May 26, 2010


Looks great

ocp on May 27, 2010


might check it out...agree that the trailer gives away too much

dhof on May 27, 2010


Trailer is too short, not enough is shown... Li is hot !!!

tester on May 27, 2010


Trailer is too long, too much is shown... Li is hot !!! Besides that, i'll probably rent it. Love me some Asians.

Hedgehog on May 27, 2010


Why is Jeffrey Dean Morgan always playing the dead guy? Watchmen, Weeds now this. Poor guy 🙁

tstalcupjr on May 27, 2010


lol jeffrey dean morgan gets killed once again, the ultimate "guy who gets murdered" actor. but this does look good, but nothing special

LaP on May 27, 2010


#27 I was just thinking the same thing lol supernatural watchmen greys anatomy shanghai is there a role where he DOESNT die?

kp on May 27, 2010


great actor line up, love the concept!! looks well shot too.. Id watch this in the theater! anything goes!

Lando is a system not a man on May 27, 2010



Ares on May 28, 2010


Is gong Li the the perfect Chinese creature?

Drake on May 28, 2010


I think it's pretty laughable that JDM dies at almost every project he's on...

LaLa on May 28, 2010


This trailer is crap! "Welcome to Shanghai", really? How many fillping times are the people that make these trailers going to use that stupid line? I am sure this movie will be a good rental despite this crappy trailer.

Eric on Jun 2, 2010

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