John Woo Makes a "Stranglehold" On Video Game PropertyThe Hollywood Reporter brings news of an upcoming non-movie project for acclaimed director John Woo ("The Killer," "Face/Off"). It was announced at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo that Mr. Woo will be developing a next-generation platform game entitled "Stranglehold." The game will be "a third-person, action-adventure game set in Hong Kong and Chicago that stars international action film star Chow Yun-Fat ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") in his video game debut.
Yun-Fat is reprising his role of Inspector "Tequila" Yuen from Woo's 1992 feature "Hard-Boiled" in virtual form." But why the leap from silver screen mayhem to video game violence? Woo explains it succinctly: ""I went to E3 several years ago and saw my action style imitated in a lot of other games, and they were not even well done ... I thought I should protect my trademark and produce my own video games."