Sequel To John Woo’s ‘Hard Boiled’ In The Works

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hard boiled Sequel To John Woos Hard Boiled In The WorksOne of the most fun, well made, and rewatchable action movies ever made is John Woo’s 1992 Hong Kong set Hard Boiled. For those of you who don’t know (and if you don’t I seriously recommend running out and getting the film to watch – do so and thank me later), the film starred Chow Yun-Fat as Inspector “Tequila” Yuen, a no-messing police officer who spends the entire movie shooting bad guys like bullets were going out of fashion.

Well 17 years down the line, Chow Yun-Fat’s production company Lion Rock Entertainment are developing a big-screen sequel to the film. To the best of public knowledge the original director, and action filmmaker extraordinaire, John Woo¬†will not be back for this sequel.

It’s reassuring to know that the sequel will see the return of Chow Yun-Fat as Inspector Tequila, not to mention the fact his production company will be handling the film, but a little disheartening to know that the screenwriters who are penning the screenplay are doing so in English for, presumably, English speaking audiences. And it goes without saying that the lack of Mr Woo is disappointing indeed.

For any video game fans out there, you will probably know there was a game made called Strangehold which was effectively a sequel to Hard Boiled. To give us a hint at what direction the movie sequel might go, here is the synopsis for the game:

“Honor is his code. Vengeance is his mission. Bloodshed is his only option…” … “Ensnared by a crime boss with a gripping secret, Inspector Tequila is forced to cross the line from sworn duty to bloody revenge.” … “Tequila’s loyalties to the force are tested when his ex-wife is kidnapped by the Russian mob in Chicago. Tequila struggles to balance his duty to uphold the law with doing what it takes to save his family.”

The only reason I am okay with a sequel to the classic Asian action flick is simply because Chow Yun-Fat is involved. If he weren’t and it was simply Hollywood doing the sequel in English because, heaven forbid, people had to read subtitles (note sarcasm), then I would certainly be less than okay with it.

Source: /Film

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  1. Love Hard Boiled Cop.

    Chow Yun Fat is a really good actor and worked great with Woo.
    Tony Leung is a brilliant actor, loved him in Infernal Affairs too.

    The sequence where they shoot their way through the hospital is a real rush.

    Not sure about a sequel. I’m the same, if it has Chow in then could be very cool. Wish he had had more success in Hollywood, although he’s had loads in China.

  2. Oooooohhhhhhh greeeeaaaaatttt,……. aannoooooootheeeerrrrrr Jooooooohhhhnnnnn Woooooooooooooooo moooooooooviiieeeeeeee……

    Sorry, I felt it appropriate to talk in slow motion when talking about John Woo…

    Now if only I can talk in a trench coat while wearing sunglasses and grow my hair long…

  3. I always thought John Woo’s Stanglehold(the Video game) was the sequal to Hard Boiled!?

  4. No woo = soft boiled

  5. No woo = a chance for a half decent movie

    God I hate John Woo. He’s so predictable. All of the protagonists in every one of his movies besides his older Chinese movies, are exactly the same, and all rely on gimmicks to sell.