John Woo to Direct ‘Caliber’

It appears legendary action director John Woo is directing a movie based on a comic book. We get the story through our friends at

John Woo will direct comic book adaptation, to be unveiled at next week’s Comic-Con in San Diego, reports Variety. The film looks likely to be a three-way co-production of Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil, Barry Levine’s Radical Comics and Lion Rock, the U.S.-based that Woo runs with longstanding partner Terence Chang.

Radical Comics’ hit story sets King Arthur and his knights as 19th century gunslingers in the Pacific Northwest.

Woo, who is currently editing part two of his epic Red Cliff, previously announced that he will helm Lion Rock’s $40 million film 1949, a period romancer set against the tumultuous background of the Chinese Revolution.

Woo’s other Stateside projects include a remake of 1969 French crime drama The Sicilian Clan, which starred Alain Delon and Lino Ventura, and The Divide, the story of a Chinese labourer working on America’s transcontinental railroads in the 19th century.

Now since I am not at all a comic book reader I have inevitably not heard of Caliber but by the description it sounds like it has potential to kick-ass. And I have every faith in John Woo as remember he is the guy who gave us the fantastic action flick Hard Boiled. What are your thoughts on him directing a comic book adaptation?

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