Red Cliff (Chinese: 赤壁), alternatively known as The Battle of Red Cliff, is a two-part Chinese epic film based on the Battle of Red Cliffs and events during the Three Kingdoms period in Ancient China. Both parts are expected to be released in 2008. The film is directed by John Woo and stars Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Chang Chen, Lin Chi-ling, Zhao Wei, Zhang Fengyi and You Yong. With an estimated budget of US$80 million, Red Cliff is the most expensive Asian-financed film to date.
According to Han Sanping, veteran producer and the CEO of China Film Group, one of the chief investors in the film, Red Cliff currently has too much material to include in a single feature. It will therefore be divided into two episodes, with the first to be released before the 2008 Summer Olympics, and the second only at the end of 2008. Producer Terence Chang confirmed this, saying that the Chinese government views the film as a showcase of Chinese history and wants it released before the Olympic Games.
On a set for the movie, Yip Man -another Wilson Yip and Donnie Yen collaboration. More photos, go here.