John Woo (Face/Off, Paycheck) is reportedly returning to direct an American/Hollywood action film with the project Silent Night starring actor The Suicide Squad, Joel Kinnaman. This time he will translate/tell the story of this violent action with extra effort because this film will be presented without dialogue.
Some reliable sources say that the premise of the story Silent Night quite simply with the story of a father going to the underworld to avenge the death of his young son. Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Christian Mercuri, and Lori Tilkin will produce the project with Ruzanna Kegeyan overseeing the project along with Joe Gatta.
Kinnaman is the only star on contract at this time, but it is certain that the casting process for the rest of the cast is underway for the film. Kinnaman himself is no stranger to the action genre with films like movies Suicide Squad, Safe Houseand Robocop remake in his resume.
John Woo himself is a filmmaker who started his career in Chinese cinema in the 1970s with films such as The Young Dragons, The Dragon Tamersand The Hand of Death. He went on to steal quite a bit of attention in America in the 1990s, directing action films like Hard Target, Broken Arrow, and Face/Off starring Nicholas Cage and John Travolta, as well as Mission Impossible 2 starring Tom Cruise. He then returned to the world of cinema in China by directing several action and war films such as the film Manhunt newly released 2017. His last American action film was Paycheck in 2003.
Given Woo’s unique style in terms of visual storytelling, this project will be interesting to watch and see how modern revenge action films are directed by him. With a dangerous criminal world setting and no dialogue, Silent Night seems to be one of the interesting action shows to look forward to in the future.
As we all know, action films have never left American pop culture, but since films like Taken, this type of film gets a more energetic refresh. And now franchise John Wick, Nobody, and Extraction are some of the better examples of this genre.