Action master John Woo returns with ‘Silent Night’

Legendary Hong Kong action-thriller director John Woo is making movie magic again with Silent Night, set to premiere in Philippine cinemas on 29 November.

The film marks Woo’s return to the Hollywood scene after a two-decade hiatus, in collaboration with producer Basil Iwanyk, known for explosive blockbusters like the Expendables and John Wick franchises.

Silent Night stars formidable Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman, best known for his roles in the Netflix series House of Cards, the 2014 Robocop remake and the Suicide Squad films.

Kinnaman portrays a father seeking justice for the death of his son, who was caught in the crossfire of a gang shootout during the Christmas season.

Kinnaman’s character undergoes a radical transformation, honing his fighting skills and preparing for a showdown with the gang member responsible for killing his son.

Woo praised Kinnaman’s dedication to the role, noting that when filming started, the actor hit the ground running and didn’t let up. “He was very in character. Always pushing himself so hard to work out. He did 99 percent of his stunts, and he also trained with our fight coordinator every day, just rehearsing and training for all of the action sequences. I was so happy to work with him.”

Filipino moviegoers are in for a major treat with the return of John Woo’s signature style to the big screen.