John Woo Will Remake Youth Of The Beast

Variety is reporting that legendary director John Woo is planning an English language remake of Youth Of The Beast. The film will be re-titled Day of the Beast and it will be produced by Woo and his longtime partner Terence Chang.

Jo Sushido starred in the original Seijun Suzuki film, which centered on a “disgraced former policeman who infiltrates two Yakuka gangs in order to clear his name and that of his boss.” The press release calls it an “action-packed saga of loyalty, revenge and redemption which erupts in the heart of Tokyo.”

I haven’t seen the original but I have heard of it. From what I know, it sounds like a great project for Woo and it will be nice to see him get back to his hard action roots as it’s been a while since he’s given us anything in the style of The Killer or Hard-Boiled.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to figure out where I can find a copy of Youth of the Beast.