The War of the Red Cliff: According to Variety, John Woo is developing his first Chinese-language film in more than a decade, The War of the Red Cliff, Chow Yun-Fat has been offered the starring role.

Teaming of Woo and Chow would be their first since the 1992 classic Hard Boiled. Production would begin in 2006.

Chang negotiated the deal in Beijing earlier this month.

"The War of the Red Cliff" is based on historical events that took place in China 1,700 years ago and on a chapter in the popular novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms." Some 600 years after its publication, the book is still widely read in China.