Wednesday, July 10, 2013
John Woo's new film The Crossing
Casually dressed in a black T-shirt and khaki pants, Takeshi Kaneshiro turned up for the prayer ceremony of director John Woo's new film The Crossing (previously titled Pacific Wheel) in Beijing last Saturday. The Japanese-Taiwanese actor appeared to be in high spirits as he wore a huge smile throughout the event, sending the female crew's hearts aflutter. Netizens, who previously mocked the heartthrob for 'losing his charm', also exclaimed that his 'good looks have returned'. However, the actor's manager maintained that Takeshi Kaneshiro has 'always been the same'. 'There is no change [in his appearance],' he said. The Crossing is set to commence filming, following a five-year delay due to John Woo's health problems, the actors' conflicting schedules and copyright issues. Besides Takeshi Kaneshiro, the movie will also feature other A-listers such as Zhang Ziyi, Huang Xiao Ming, Song Hye Kyo and Masami Nagasawa. Set in the Sino-Japanese War period, the film depicts the entwining love stories of three couples who eventually find happiness after going through tumultuous times.