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Topic - John Woo
HONG KONG (AP) — Run Run Shaw built a Hong Kong movie and TV empire that nurtured rising talents like actor Chow Yun-fat and director John Woo, inspired Hollywood filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino and produced the 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner."
A decade after "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," Michelle Yeoh has returned to the martial arts genre with dramatic acting skills to match her formidable swordplay and fight moves.
John Woo built his reputation with stylish Hong Kong action thrillers, then moved to Hollywood where he directed such big-budget blockbusters as "Mission Impossible II."
A-List filmmaker John Woo is the first celebrity to join the cast of the second major film in the leading Chinese state film studio's campaign to reform the propaganda genre with a heavy dose of star power.
The veteran actress performed 90 percent of her own moves and stunts, he said.
Woo said he was also struck by Yeoh's ability to tackle the emotional journey of her character, who's determined to forge a new life as an unknown fabric seller with her new husband (South Korea's Jung Woo-sung), only to be tracked down by accomplices from her past.