Johnnie To Assembling A Stellar Cast For His RED CIRCLE Remake
This, kids, is how an international director should make their English language debut. First, build up your own name and your own style so that international financiers know that you don't actually need them to be successful and, therefore, they can't push you to do something you don't want to do. Second, find a project you're passionate about but couldn't necessarily afford to make on home soil. Third, assemble one hell of a killer cast and go for it. Johnnie To evidently understands all of this.
We've known about his upcoming remake of classic French action film The Red Circle for some time now, and have also known that he's in pursuit of Orlando Bloom to play a key role. Well, Tim Roth confirmed his involvement a couple weeks ago and word is now trickling out that Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun Fat has also signed on the dotted line. Alain Delon is also confirmed and rumblings persist that Liam Neeson is in negotiations. And, that, boys and girls is one stellar cast. Shooting is scheduled to start in December.