According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Woo is going back to China to shoot a neo-noir thriller for Bristol Bay Prods.

The untitled project will be filmed in Beijing and will be produced in association with StudioCanal. Woo also will produce with Terence Chang through their production company, Lion Rock Prods.

One of the appeals for the filmmakers was the chance to shoot in China and explore the country's seemingly contradictory duality of being a communist-run nation with a capitalist impetus.

The story will center on a visiting American inadvertently caught in a struggle between government officials and the secret underworld fueling China's new economy