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Legendary gun-fu Hongkong director John Woo is headed back to Hollywood again.

Per Deadline, Woo, 75, is set to direct to Silent Night, his first US action film in almost 20 years, which will be presented to buyers at next week’s American Film Market (Nov 1-5).

Suicide Squad’s Joel Kinnaman is attached to the “loud action tale” that doesn’t have a word of dialogue. It follows a normal father who ventures into the underworld to avenge his young son’s death.

The director of such Hongkong ‘heroic bloodshed’ classics as A Better Tomorrow, The Killer and Hardboiled made his Hollywood debut with 1993’s Hard Target. His other US credits include Broken Arrow, Face/Off, Mission: Impossible 2, and Windtalkers.

After 2003’s Paycheck, the sci-fi thriller starring Ben Affleck, Woo returned to China to make the Tony Leung-led two-part 2009 historical war epic Red Cliff, and 2014’s The Crossing, a two-chapter WWII magnum opus with Takeshi Kaneshiro.

In 2017, Woo returned to the shoot-‘em-up genre with Manhunt, a remake of Junya Sato’s 1976 Japanese thriller, starring Zhang Hanyu, Masaharu Fukuyama, Ha Ji-Won and Woo’s daughter, Angeles Woo.

John Wick's Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee are among the producers behind Silent Night. No word (geddit?) on who else is in the cast but if you know Woo, he would probably make room for a dove or two or three.

Photos: TPG New/Click Photos

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