Stranglehold, the collaboration between game company Midway and Hong Kong action director John Woo, is in early talks for a movie version. John Woo’s name is not being mentioned as the director.
Instead, actor-writer-director Stephen Fung (Enter The Phoenix, House of Fury) is in negotiations to helm the film of the John Woo game. According to John Woo’s producing partner Terence Chang, the Stranglehold flick will have a new storyline, but will retain some of the game’s action set pieces.
The 2007 video game is a sequel to John Woo’s 1992 Hong Kong action flick, Hard Boiled. The game stars Chow Yun-Fat, who played inspector Tequla Yuen. The two worked together on the A Better Tomorrow franchise and The Killer during the 1980s. and The video game was the first project the two had collaborated on since 1992’s Hard Boiled.
Stephen Fung To Direct Live Action Version Of Stranglehold [Kung Fu Cult Cinema via Imprint Talk]