"A dream come true"–John Woo signs to direct Sam Sarkar's CALIBER for Lion Rock, Infinitum-Nihil and Radical Pictures

It’s official: Radical Publishing has announced the signing of acclaimed director John Woo to direct the film adaptation of CALIBER, based on Radical Publishing’s CALIBER: FIRST CANON OF JUSTICE, written and created by Sam Sarkar. “Having John Woo on board for this film and Johnny Depp’s company producing is a dream come true,” Barry Levine, President of Radical Publishing, told the press. “I got to fly to China and see John Woo during the production of RED CLIFF. During that time, Sam and I got to hear John’s vision and thoughts on CALIBER, and we both agreed that he is the right kind of artist we needed to bring Sam’s work to life. John Woo is a top tier director, and we are all proud and excited to have him on board.”

“For me as a writer, the dream of telling this story and opening up the world of CALIBER goes back more than twelve years,” said screenwriter Sam Sarkar, “but I’ve been a fan of John Woo’s for even longer than that. It is such a great honor [. . .] to work with John and Terence on the realization of CALIBER. [. . .] I think it is a chance to create something that will really entertain and resonate with people all over the world.”

CALIBER will be produced by John Woo’s Lion Rock Productions, Johnny Depp’s Infinitum-Nihil, and Radical Pictures, the motion picture production company of Radical Publishing. Terence Chang, who is John Woo’s partner at Lion Rock, sounded very happy to be on board: “A big ‘thank you’ to Sam Sarkar for coming up with this brilliant idea,” Chang told the press, “and to him and Barry for bringing it to me. I fell in love with it immediately,” Chang said, “and it is so perfect for John to direct.”

The Zone thanks Emma for sharing the good news; you can read the full press release on the News & Views forum in the John Woo thread. –Part-Time Poet