Silent Night, John Woo’s first Hollywood film for almost two decades, has begun production with Joel Kinnaman leading the cast. 

John Woo is returning to Hollywood for his next feature, a reappearance that will see the director of such 1990s American action flicks as Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2 making an action film on US soil once more. And just to punctuate the point that it is action on Woo’s mind, the film will contain no dialogue at all.

Silent Night will be Woo’s next project, with Suicide Squad’s Joel Kinnaman set to star as a ‘normal father who heads into the criminal underworld to avenge the death of his young son.’

What’s more, the film has now entered production with shooting underway in North America. The film will mark Woo’s first Hollywood movie since 2003’s Paycheck, which was not deemed to be a huge success. Since that time, the director has been working in Hong Kong cinema.

No other casting has been announced as of yet, but we’ll certainly let you know when we hear more. Hollywood loves a comeback story, as do we all, and as the helmer of some of the finest action flicks of the 80s and 90s, we’re firmly rooting for Mr Woo on this one.

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