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WATCH: Trailer for John Woo’s Christmas action movie Silent Night looks like a real treat

October 3rd, 2023 by Marc Comments

John Woo, the legendary action director, is back with his first US movie since 2003’s Paycheck and it looks great!

Yes, it’s 20 years since Woo made an American action movie – although he never stopped directing Hong Kong movies – and this new one has a great concept and looks like a tonne of fun!

Called Silent Night, it stars Joel Kinnamon as a father who sees his son murdered on the same night he was injured and left unable to talk – hence the clever title. As any good father would do, he decides to take revenge on the killers of his son in true John Woo fashion and, if that doesn’t sound amazing enough, it’s set at Christmas!

So a festive action movie without dialogue from John Woo? Ho ho ho, indeed! See you all in the cinema on December 1st!

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From legendary director John Woo and the producer of John Wick comes this gritty revenge tale of a tormented father (Joel Kinnaman) who witnesses his young son die when caught in a gang’s crossfire on Christmas Eve. While recovering from a wound that costs him his voice, he makes vengeance his life’s mission and embarks on a punishing training regimen in order to avenge his son’s death. Full of Woo’s signature style, Silent Night redefines the action genre with visceral, thrill-a-minute storytelling.

Starring Joel Kinnaman, Scott Mescudi, Harold Torres and Catalina Sandino Moreno. Written by Robert Archer Lynn. Directed by John Woo. 

In Theaters December 1.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….