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John Woo At 75: Three Eras, Two Barrels, One Vision That Forever Changed Action Cinema [Be Reel Podcast]

Despite directing with one of the most distinct voices in action-movie history, John Woo’s evolution is among the most amazing elements of a career-best known for blazing barrels, shadow selves, and “heroic bloodshed.” To celebrate the Hong Kong legend’s 75th birthday, Be Reel looks back at a career that took off so dynamically in 1986 with “A Better Tomorrow” that it altered Hong Kong fashion and movie-going practices. Our brilliant guest and Woo expert Karen Fang shares all those details, plus a scholarly look at how Woo reckons with honor, hyper-violence, and portrayals of the Hong Kong police.
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Margaret Cho Explains Why 'Face/Off' Took Almost a Year to Film & What It Was Like Making a John Woo Movie in the '90s

Face/Off isn’t just a hot topic at the moment because of that recently announced Adam Wingard remake; it’s always in the spotlight for being a wonderfully bonkers 90s action movie featuring two all-in lead performances from John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. That being said, even though Margaret Cho’s got a resume down to the floor, talking Face/Off during her episode of Collider Ladies Night was an absolute must.
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John Woo Is Developing a 'Monkey King' Movie Based on Stan Lee's Comic Book

John Woo is currently working on a Chinese superhero movie based on one of Stan Lee‘s comic books called Monkey Master, which references the mythic Chinese figure Monkey King from the 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West. John Woo’s upcoming movie will be an adaptation of Monkey Master. The...
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Stan Lee's Unreleased Monkey Master Comic Is Getting a Live-Action Movie from John Woo

Iconic filmmaker John Woo (Hard Boiled, Face/Off) will produce a new movie about the Chinese superhero Monkey Master based on a story co-created by late Marvel legend Stan Lee. Prior to Lee's death in 2018, he had collaborated with Graphic India CEO Sharad Devarajan to develop the new comic book series. The unreleased comic was shelved following Lee's Death, but thanks to Woo, the story will still end up seeing the light of day with Woo's live-action feature adaptation.
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John Woo Producing and Maybe Directing Stan Lee’s ‘Monkey Master’ Marvel Story

John Woo, the director behind high-octane hits like Mission: Impossible 2, Face/Off, and Hard Boiled, has signed on to produce an adaptation of Monkey Master, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Chinese film is based on an unpublished 2016 comic book series by Stan Lee and his long-time collaborator Sharad Devarajan. The series loosely interprets the legend of The Monkey King: a primary mythic figure and trickster god first featured in the 16th-century novel Journey to the West.
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Chinese Superhero Movie Based on Stan Lee Story to Be Produced by John Woo

Previously being developed back in 2016, Stan Lee's Monkey Master is once again hoping to be brought to life, with John Woo currently attached to a new take on the material, with it also being possible that Woo could sign on as director further down the line. Lee developed the story with Sharad Devaraja, though it has not yet earned an official release. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Woo had long been interested in developing a film inspired by the Chinese legend of The Monkey King, yet he struggled with the actual story he wanted to tell based on the source material.
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Stan Lee's Monkey Master to Receive Live-Action Adaptation with John Woo Producing

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps chugging along with the upcoming release of Black Widow, it seems that some of Stan Lee's other comic book creations will be finding their way into movies as well. Director John Woo revealed Thursday that he is attached to produce a live-action adaptation of the unreleased series Monkey Master, which Lee created with his frequent collaborator Sharad Devarajan in 2016.
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John Woo is working on Chinese superhero movie based on Stan Lee comic book

Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo is set to produce a Chinese superhero film based on a story created by late Marvel legend Stan Lee. The film will be an adaptation of Monkey Master, an unreleased comic book series that Lee and his longtime collaborator Sharad Devarajan created in 2016 loosely based on the Chinese legend of The Monkey King.
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John Woo To Produce “Monkey Master”

Celebrated action filmmaker John Woo will produce a live-action adaptation of Stan Lee’s unreleased superhero comic “Monkey Master”. The story will follow New York City archeologist Li Yong who discovers an ancient prophecy about the Chinese legend of The Monkey King that brings him to India. There he uncovers a...
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John Woo to produce superhero movie created by Stan Lee

The film will feature Stan Lee’s version of the legend of the Monkey King, which he wrote in 2016 for a comic book project. Chinese filmmaker John Woo is set to produce a Chinese superhero movie. The film will be an adaptation of Monkey Master, a previously unreleased comic book series that Stan Lee and Sharad Devarajan created in 2016 as a loose riff on the Chinese legend of The Monkey King.
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John Woo Is Producing an Adaptation of Stan Lee and Sharad Devarajan’s Monkey Master

An unreleased Stan Lee comic is headed to the screen: Variety reports that John Woo is producing a film adaptation of Monkey Master, a series created by Lee and Graphic India co-founder and CEO Sharad Devarajan. Monkey Master is a “loose riff” on the tale of the Monkey King, a character in the oft-adapted classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. It tells the story of an archeologist named Li Yong, whose discovery of an ancient prophecy about the Monkey King leads him across the world and transforms him into a superhero.