John Woo, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, and Shu Qi

Friday, August 03, 2007

Famed Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Best Actress Shu Qi (2005 Golden Horse Awards) are rumored to be working together in a new martial arts movie that will start shooting later on this year.

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In related news, Shu Qi is also starring alongside Chang Chen from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Liu Ye from Curse of the Golden Flower, and Daniel Wu from The Banquet in the John Woo production of Blood Brothers which will be closing the 64th Venice Film Festival Aug. 29-Sept. 8. Blood Brothers is being directed by Alexi Tan who was mentored by Woo after he saw a short of Tan’s called Double Blade.