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John Woo to Direct ‘1949’

Following the completion of his epic ‘Red Cliff,’ John Woo has announced a big budget romantic film called ‘1949’

The film is based on true events at the end of WWII, and the final years of the Chinese Civil War. With a budget of $40 million, and to shoot in Chinese, the pic will star Chang Chen, Song Hy-kyo, and Chang Chen.

‘1949’ was written by ‘Lust Caution,’ writer Wang Hui-Ling, and will begin shooting this December, and has set a December 2009 release.

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