Zhang Yimou to Co-Direct Korean War Film With His Daughter, Eyes October Release1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Zhang Yimou has been hard at work alongside his daughter Zhang Mo shooting his upcoming blockbuster Sniper, which is now set for an October release, its production firm said.
The project was explicitly conceived as a nationalistic commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, known in China as the “War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea.” Although no specific date was set for its debut, it will presumably land in time for the patriotic National Day holiday, which runs from Oct. 1 to Oct. 7 and is one of the best release windows of the year. The timing was announced by Enlight Media CEO Wang Changtian.
Sniper is Zhang Yimou’s fourth movie in three years. It is based on the true story of sharpshooter Zhang Taofang, a young army recruit who at age 22 set a record during the Korean War by reportedly killing or wounding 214 American soldiers with 435 shots in just 32 days. He passed away in 2007.
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