Chow Yun Fat Bails on John Woo's $80m Epic

by | April 17, 2007 | Comments

Just a few weeks after Tony Leung left John Woo‘s "Red Cliff" mega-movie, co-star Chow Yun Fat has done the same thing … and the production was already three days into shooting!

The priciest film production in China’s history is losing its actors left and right! Specifics weren’t doled out, but it seems that contractual roadblocks required Chow Yun Fat to quit Lee’s "Red Cliff" — and it sure doesn’t sound like he’s coming back. Filmmakers are already rearranging the production schedule while they scramble to find a replacement. "Unreasonable demands" are allegedly what Chow was doling out.

Woo’s first Chinese film in quite a while, "Red Cliff" is budgeted at about $70 million (U.S. dollars) and looks to clock in at well over three hours. (In some countries it’s going to be released as two films.) Good luck to John Woo on the rest of this production; sounds like things are starting out pretty rough.

Source: Variety

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