After his press conference in Beijing, China, a couple weeks ago, the movie The Crossing now releases the photo of the actors, Takeshi Kaneshiro. The movie directed by the director of Mission: Impossible II (2000) John Woo is considered as to be the best creation because he confessed that he fell so satisfied to the movie, among the others he ever directed. Specially, Woo expected that this movie will inspire emotional reaction among viewers especially love and romance. This movie is based on the drowned of Taiping ship in 1949. Taiping is a China ship which was drowned after getting collision with another ship in the journey to Taiwan at January 27, 1949. More than 1.500 passengers and the crews were died.
On the other hand, there are many critics said that The Crossing is no more than Titanic (1997) in China version. Responding this critic, Woo explains that The Crossing is a full-of-hope movie. Even though the ship was drowned, all people who survive bravely and inspire the viewers with hope.
A line of Mandarin actors and actresses such as Ziyi Zhang, Hye-Kyo Song, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Dawei Tong, Masami Nagasawa and Xiaoming Huang are ensured to be the stars in the movie. Although the movie is not released yet, IMDb said that The Crossing will release the sequel, The Crossing 2 that will get John Woo again as the director and Hui-Ling Wang as the screen play.
The Crossing is a film produced from Beijing Gallop Horse film and China Film Group. According to John Woo, this film will be released on December 2, 2014.